on-time budget http://wamc.org en Assembly gives final OK of $135B NY state budget http://wamc.org/post/assembly-gives-final-ok-135b-ny-state-budget <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">New York has its third straight on-time budget after decades of missed deadlines.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:11:01 +0000 Associated Press 60981 at http://wamc.org Assembly gives final OK of $135B NY state budget NY leaders meet, continue talks on state budget http://wamc.org/post/ny-leaders-meet-continue-talks-state-budget <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders hope to announce an agreement on the third straight on-time budget.</p><p>But in Albany budget negotiations, all deals hinge on the final one. After closed-door meetings Sunday, all sides claim they are a good distance apart.</p><p>Some difficult sticking points are whether to raise the minimum wage to as much as $9, whether to adopt business tax cuts, and whether to extend a "temporary" income tax increase for the second time.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:19:54 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60063 at http://wamc.org NY leaders meet, continue talks on state budget