It’s not as though he didn’t warn us.
When Mayor Bloomberg stepped to the podium to deliver his bad-news budget the other day, the only people who seemed surprised to learn about massive teacher layoffs and other painful cutbacks were members of the City Council, who reflexively denounced the Mayor’s difficult decisions. That is their Read More
Tired of those New York politicos shouting at one another to get their point across?
Joe Crowley has taken a different tact, using props to lambaste the G.O.P.’s budget’s cuts.
Take a look: Read More
As it stands, the federal government will grind to a halt at midnight tonight, and it’s probably not an encouraging sign that House Republicans and Senate Democrats can’t even agree on what the sticking point is.
Two of your local representatives–one from each of those bodies–were on MSNBC this afternoon, arguing that the budget impasse Read More
In the wake of yesterday’s on-time budget, Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox is out with a statement proclaiming that the G.O.P.’s victories at the ballot box over the last couple of years helped pave the way.
“The extraordinary Republican victories in the 2009 local elections sent a strong message that New Yorkers wanted fiscally responsible Read More
Buried in the New York Post‘s exultant coverage of Andrew Cuomo’s on-time budget agreement with the Legislature in Albany was a remarkable, easily missable tribute to a governor whom the Post, in general, likes somewhat less.
Despite a “dismal” record in office, David Paterson (along with another predecessor, George Pataki) “helped blaze the path that Read More
In a welcome break with tradition, state legislative leaders have agreed on a budget before, rather than months after, the start of the new fiscal year, on April 1. What’s more, the budget they accepted actually cuts overall state spending. Do you believe in miracles?
The budget cuts will not be painless. Mayor Michael Bloomberg Read More