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A man plays video keno (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Keno Authorization Amid Budget Surplus

Democratic House speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey said revenue from the bingo-style game is no longer needed to help balance a state budget that now has a $500 million projected surplus.

02/19/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo Supports Proposal For Two-Year Property Tax Freeze

The proposal calls for the state to subsidize the cost of the freeze in 2014 with its budget surplus.

12/10/2013

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For A Fare Hike Reprieve

The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.

04/27/2013

New York City Subway Train (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Transit Advocates To MTA: Use Extra State Funding To Restore Service

Transit advocates joined elected officials and a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Sunday, demanding that the agency use a budget surplus to restore and increase service.

04/21/2013

B39 bus service resumes in Williamsburg Jan. 6, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

MTA Service Resumes On More Than A Dozen Bus Routes

Budget constraints caused the MTA to sideline the routes in 2010 but a surplus allowed the transit agency to being the lines back. The MTA estimates the service will benefit about 50,000 riders.

01/06/2013