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