County Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.
Republicans led by Gov. Chris Christie want to hold the line on spending and taxes. Democrats led by legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly want to restore funding to the state’s most needy citizens and fully fund public education, and they want the state’s wealthiest taxpayers to shoulder more of the costs.
Cuomo told a gathering of New York lawmakers in Puerto Rico they’ll have to “get smart” and find other ways, including redesigning programs to ensure needed services.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s hard times just got harder. The Paterson administration says closing the latest deficit may require cuts of perhaps 1 percent in every area including a midyear cut in school […]