Cuomo says the near shutdown of the federal government last week is in stark contrast to the bipartisan success seen recently in Albany.
President Barack Obama said a last-minute deal Friday with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because “Americans of different beliefs came together.”
Taxpayers in the Tri-State Area still expecting a refund check in the mail from Uncle Sam may have to wait a bit longer.
In New York City, where roughly 10 percent of revenue comes from Washington, thousands of locally-based federal workers would be furloughed.
Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he expects a bloody fight over his upcoming budget, but not a state government shutdown.