Hochuls Budget Victory. The Governor prevailed in getting her Budget passed. She succeeded in getting it done just 6 days overdue. The 216 Billion spending plan includes money for the controversial Buffalo Bills stadium. It also provides for bail reform. Hochul proved to be a savvy negotiator with the Legislature. Her reasonable approach contrasts starkly with Cuomos heavy handed tactics. His budgets were routinely late by months. He used bullying and intimidation to get his way. His successor showed a willingness to build consensus. It represents a breath of fresh air in Albany. She was able to satisfy diverse constituencies with transparency and compromise. Hochuls Budget Victory. She is laying the foundation for another 4 years at the helm !!