ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew Cuomo’s amended budget proposal didn't include much needed $12.5 million in state aid for the city of Albany.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan addressed the issue at the New York Conference of Mayors meeting Monday.

She says that as long as Albany faces the possibility of a shortfall, city employees are in constant fear, and homeowners wonder how much their taxes will jump.

Sheehan says wants that money from the state to be put towards Albany permanently.

"This is not about filling a gap because of a problem that exists with the city of Albany, this is a problem that exists at the Albany level of the state government,” she said.

Sheehan says that without the funding the city would have to cut more spending to balance this year’s budget.