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State Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

As Cuomo’s Budget Nears, New Group Joins NY School Aid Fight

A new, well-financed partnership plying both fundamentals of democracy and modern high-stakes lobbying plans to bring Albany’s fight over public school aid into New Yorkers’ homes.


Protesters call for extension of unemployment benefits on Varick Street on Nov. 12. (Photo/Ginny Kosola, WCBS 880)

States May Face Worse Budget Problems

On the billions of dollars states borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits during the recession, $1.3 billion in interest was coming due this Fall.


Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Christie Wants More Autonomy For College Presidents

Christie in a published report said he may have made a mistake last year when he imposed a 4 percent limit on increases.



NJ Voters To Decide Single Ballot Question

If approved, the question, the only one on this year’s ballot, would end the practice of using surpluses in state workers benefits funds to help balance the state budget.


New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

What Does the New York State Budget Mean For You?

Even as lawmakers settled on a state spending plan Tuesday night, the budget along with more taxes and fees could drastically change the way the average New Yorker lives.

CBS 2–08/04/2010