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Capital District News
9:03 am
Tue April 10, 2012

NY Will Inspect Bus Lines with Poor Records More

One of the smallest and most overlooked items in New York's new state budget just could be a life saver. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature agreed to devote $1 million to change the way buses are inspected in New York following a bloody year on the road.

Instead of inspecting every bus several times a year, the state will switch to a "performance based" system in which companies with the worst safety records will be inspected more.

All companies will still get at least two inspections a year, even those with top safety records.

New York News
8:24 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Poll: New Yorkers Decry Secret Dealing in Budget Talks

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A statewide poll finds New Yorkers think the secrecy and closed-door deals that led to last week state's budget approval are unnecessary and a serious problem. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

The Quinnipiac University poll is a rebuke of the continued "three-men-in-a-room" method of crafting a budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

The poll finds that 55 percent of voters said the closed-door negotiations weren't necessary to achieve the budget.

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New York News
8:21 am
Wed March 28, 2012

New York State Budget Winners, Losers

Governor Cuomo gave up some items in the newly announced state budget deal, but so did the legislature. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look at the winner and losers...
 
The budget that will be adopted by the legislature is largely unchanged from what the governor initially proposed. That's partly because some of the more controversial budget items, like pension reform, were settled separately earlier in the month.  
 
Governor Cuomo, in a briefing to cabinet members, said "I think this is smart, intelligent document."
 

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