Nassau Comptroller Announces Budget SurplusCounty Comptroller George Maragos said Nassau will end its 2012 fiscal year with a $41.6 million budget surplus.
Political Battle Expected Over NJ BudgetRepublicans 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.
Gov.-Elect Cuomo Eyes NY Education SpendingCuomo 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.
Paterson: Hard Times To Get Worse For N.Y. Deficit