State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report today saying that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal raises some red flags about a lack of details for some cuts and imprecise forecasts of incoming revenue.
The analysis applauds Cuomo for his emphasis on fiscal restraint and for his goal of closing the state’s defict without significantly raising Read More
Governor Andrew Cuomo cast debate over his budget as a clear choice between the will of the people and lobbyists trying to sway lawmakers during a morning appearance on Live from the State Capitol with Fred Dicker.
His confidence buoyed by a Siena poll showing broad bipartisan support for his budget, Cuomo repeatedly invoked the Read More
Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to curtail aid to Catholic schools has prompted a backlash from New York’s Catholic community, with leaders portraying the cuts as an unwarranted addition to already dire financial troubles.
New York State partially reimburses Catholic schools for state-mandated measures such as standardized testing, and Cuomo’s budget would reduce reimbursements to private Read More
Statewide education coalition the Alliance for Quality Education has launched a contest that recruits New Yorkers to make videos protesting Andrew Cuomo’s proposed cuts to education.
Contestants will compete for prizes that include an iPad or $1,000 in funding for education or local youth programs. In a video on AQE’s website, communications director Nikki Jones Read More
The president of the state’s largest home care association decried Andrew Cuomo’s budget speech, which she said unfairly demonized home care as an example of wasteful medical spending.
“While providing no details as to how exactly these destructive cuts would be spread across the health delivery system, the Governor’s budget speech did, however, single out Read More
Andrew Cuomo unveiled a tough budget proposal this morning for tough budgetary times, one that calls for billions of dollars in cuts and could lead to close to 10,000 layoffs of state workers.
The $132.9 billion budget eliminates the state’s $10 billion deficit, and does so without new taxes or borrowing, although it does call Read More