NY state reverses funding cut to Special Olympics
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has reversed a proposed $50,000 funding cut to the Special Olympics.
Special Olympics New York has received $1.1 million a year from the state to support its regular programs serving 68,000 athletes.
Officials inadvertently cut $50,000 when putting together the state budget that passed on Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration reallocated money from other programs to restore the lost funding when the cut was noticed.
In a statement, Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman said her organization is grateful for the governor’s support during what was a difficult budget year.