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Bernie Williams performs at Madison Square Garden - Dec. 13, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernie Williams Goes To Bat For Ossining Schools

Budget cuts have forced a Westchester County school district to rely on fundraising, but that doesn’t mean they’re turning to bake sales.

04/26/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Legislature Turns Attention To Budget Deficit

With gun control reform accomplished, Connecticut state lawmakers now have to figure out how to deal with the over $2 billion deficit in the next two-year budget.

04/08/2013

The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Assembly Gives Final OK Of $135B State Budget

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.

03/29/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Critics: State Budget Favors Buffalo Bills, Hollywood Over Cancer Prevention

Some critics are not happy that the proposed New York State budget cuts funding for cancer screenings and teen smoking prevention programs, but expands spending to help the Buffalo Bills and Hollywood.

03/25/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senate Holds Sunday Session To Advance Budget Bill

Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.

03/24/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. Mayors Fear Tax Hikes Might Be Needed With Malloy’s Budget

Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.

03/21/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo, State Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said Wednesday evening that they have reached a state budget agreement, which would include raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years.

03/20/2013

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Control Tower (file / credit: Tweed New Haven Regional Airport)

Murphy To Try Keeping Six Conn. Airport Control Towers Open Amid Sequester

The very idea of closing the control towers is insane, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

03/07/2013

East Side Access construction crews conduct dry shotcrete application in westbound assembly chamber Feb. 27, 2013 (credit: MTA Flickr)

Report: LIRR East Side Access Project To Cost Twice As Much As Original Estimate

Service was expected to begin in 2009 with a price tag of $4.3 billion, according to the MTA.

03/06/2013

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Disputes Gov. Christie On Sequester’s Impact

On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said the scheduled federal spending cuts are having little effect in New Jersey. His successor as U.S. Attorney disagrees.

03/05/2013

Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan - March 4, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

State Senator Opposes Closure Of Chelsea Prison

New York State is planning to close a prison in a pricey Manhattan neighborhood and one local politician is against the move.

03/05/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Downplays Sequester Cuts

Like a lot of Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks predictions of doom because of federal spending cuts are overblown.

03/04/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy Pushes Economic Recovery In Second Budget

Gov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.

02/06/2013

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