State Budget

Gov. Cuomo (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images); Mayor Bloomberg (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Changes His Tune On State Budget, Gov. Cuomo

The mayor said that while he’s “not happy” about funding cuts to New York City, they are simply a reality that “we’re going to have to deal with.”


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Amends His NY Budget For Medicaid, Schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday amended his proposed budget to incorporate Medicaid funding cuts and policy changes recommended by a task force that reviewed the program and to reflect some future economic optimism.


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