Lopez on the Budget: Weeks or Months

It’s nine days before the first budget of the Eliot Spitzer era is due in Albany, but some of the players seem to be preparing for a much longer haul.

“I believe that a budget on time is an important priority, but more important that being on time, is what’s in the budget,” said Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn.

“I’ve very concerned about the health care cuts,” he said. “And I’m very concerned about the housing budget.”

He added, “I’m willing to stay weeks, or even a month or two, to meet the health care challenge as well as come up worth a more appropriate budget.”

— Azi Paybarah

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