New York State Budget

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

Critics: N.Y. State Lawmakers Have Quietly Revived Unpopular Taxes To Build Budget

Good-government groups slammed the New York State Legislature on Wednesday for what one senator called “vampire voting” — dead-of-night votes to revive taxes that were supposed to die — to build much of the new $135 billion budget.

03/27/2013

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

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

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed $137 Billion State Budget Goes Easy On Taxpayers

Most tax payers are going to be pretty happy with the new budget plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But if you’ve got a led foot on the gas pedal — and you get caught — prepare for pain.

01/22/2013

Seniors attend a meeting hosted by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal in early March. (Photo/Marla Diamond)

Community Leaders Join Forces To Fight Proposed Senior Center Closures

With its low-cost nutritious meals and exercise classes the local senior center is a lifeline for cancer-survivor Richard Graham who said the city should be opening centers, not closing them.

03/04/2011

Seniors Exercise (credit: AP Photo/John A. Bone)

More Than 100 Senior Centers Across NYC On Chopping Block

More than 100 senior centers across New York City could close, unless funding for them is restored to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget.

03/03/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Future Of NY Schools, Teachers On Line In Budget

Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.

02/15/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

NY Business Groups Pushing For Property Tax Cap

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new system for trying to attract jobs upstate and his plan to cap the growth of some of the nation’s highest property taxes face their first challenge Monday by legislators in a budget hearing.

02/14/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Strikes First At NY Special Interests

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.

02/02/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s First New York Budget Gets Mixed Reviews

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget proposal is drawing mixed reviews, with business groups praising plans to reduce spending while health, education and public employees advocates denounced cuts and layoffs.

02/02/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

AP Source: Cuomo Weighs School Aid, Medicaid Cuts

Sources tell The Associated Press that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering cuts of 2 to 3 percent in school aid and in Medicaid, while proposing as many as 10,000 state layoffs.

01/31/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg Wants Teacher Seniority Rules Changed

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that unless teacher seniority rules are changed, the city could have to lay off nearly every teacher hired in the last five years.

01/30/2011

New York Senate Floor (File)

New York Legislature Due Back For Possible Budget Vote

The budget battle continues in New York as the state Legislature gets ready to return to session Tuesday. The budget was originally due April 1.

WCBS 880–08/02/2010

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