Cuomo Studies Options For Use Of $4.2 Billion Budget SurplusNew York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week was studying options for how to spend a $4.2 billion state budget surplus.
Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Keno Authorization Amid Budget SurplusDemocratic 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.
Cuomo Supports Proposal For Two-Year Property Tax FreezeThe proposal calls for the state to subsidize the cost of the freeze in 2014 with its budget surplus.
MTA Chairman: Don't Get Your Hopes Up For A Fare Hike ReprieveThe man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.
Transit Advocates To MTA: Use Extra State Funding To Restore ServiceTransit 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.
MTA Service Resumes On More Than A Dozen Bus RoutesBudget 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.

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