NYS Budget

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Blair Horner: The Final Push On The Budget

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers are coming down the homestretch in the budget negotiations for the fiscal year starting April 1st.  The budget negotiations have, so far, been typical in some ways and highly contentious in others.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Budget Hearings Focus On Environmental Allocations

Joint legislative hearings on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2105 budget are being held this week. Wednesday’s testimony focused on environmental issues.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Community Members Question Executive Budget Details

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dispatched members of his cabinet to communities across the state to review his executive budget. During the presentation Thursday in Plattsburgh, local officials and business owners peppered the state representative with questions.

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New York News
4:34 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Albany Gives Budget Bill Rare Unanimous "O.K.!"

Democratic NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg of Long Island
Credit NYS Assembly

The elimination of $90 million in funding for disabled programs from the budget in March has been reversed by rare unanimous action in a divided Albany.

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved restoring the funds. A day earlier, the Assembly unanimously passed the measure. For the first time ever in the Legislature, every Assembly member signed as co-sponsors.

Democratic Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg of Long Island, who has a disabled son, joined with Republican Sen. Martin Golden of Brooklyn to celebrate after final legislative passage.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

4/2/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s News Director Ian Pickus, and Times-Union Capital reporter, Jimmy Vielkind.

This morning our discussion topics include:
Malcolm Smith's arrest
NYS Budget Wrap-up
Pork in the Budget
Obamacare Delays
North Korea Monitoring
Baseball’s Opening Day

Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Liz Benjamin: The Big Ugly

Governor Cuomo's supposedly no drama budget is coming to a rather dramatic end.

The Senate held a rare weekend session – on Palm Sunday, no less – to pass a limited number of budget bills, while the Assembly, citing the Passover holiday that starts at sundown tonight, refused to return to Albany until Thursday.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Budget Agreement Adds Money to Environmental Protection Fund

Credit www.keepprotectingny.com

The 2013-14 budget agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders includes increased funding for the Environmental Protection Fund.  The move is being praised by a coalition of environmental, public health and other stakeholder groups.

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