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New York Budget

Commuters, Jobs and Taxes

Ed Koch | Posted 09.30.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Those of us who live and work in New York City have an obligation to pay it back in some form by helping to make it financially stronger and passing it on to future New Yorkers as an even better place in which to live and work.

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Report: NYC Providing Less Money For Child Care | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York

A new report says the number of low-income working families who receive child-care subsidies from the New York City government is on the decline. ...

Restoring City Priorities Along With Spending Cuts

Carol Kellermann | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Each year at this time, the mayor and the City Council engage in a "budget dance" over which of the spending cuts proposed in the mayor's budget for the fiscal year will be restored. But this year they're dancing to the wrong tune.

Mayor Bloomberg's Sustainability State of Mind

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Work, create, save, tax, invest and sustain. There is no free lunch and you get what you pay for. That is Mike Bloomberg's sustainability state of mind.

MTA Overtime Pay Abuses Padded Pensions: Audit

Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

By MICHAEL GORMLEY - Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. -- Overtime abuses that padded pensions totaled more than $1 million at the authority that runs...

Why Do Republicans Keep Praising Governor Cuomo?

Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

He's not a Republican, but New York conservatives like what they see so far from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. From the New York Post: Gov. Cuomo earned plaudi...

Andrew Cuomo Tramples His Father's Vision for America

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Richard Kirsch

While New York faces a budget crisis -- and budget cuts are inevitable -- Andrew Cuomo has chosen to emulate Reagan rather than his father.

MTA May Use Welfare Recipients To Clean The Subways

Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

The MTA may put welfare recipients to work, cleaning the city's trains and subways, in an effort to cut costs in wake of a large state deficit that ha...

WATCH: Cuomo Warns Of Budget Shutdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the April 1 deadline to pass a state budget looming, Gov. Cuomo warned New Yorkers that the government could stop running. From the Daily News: ...

Black Fights For School Funds, Cuomo Insists Layoffs Unnecessary

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Cathie Black has experienced what may be her first successful public outing as chancellor. Yesterday the chancellor went to Albany to convince lawma...

City To Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs

WNYC | Arun Venugopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg announced plans on Thursday to lay off thousands of city workers, in one of the most visible signs yet of the recession's toll. In pre...

Mario Cuomo: New York's Proud Papa

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

As Andrew Cuomo takes over the reins of New York, he's being watched by a very proud father. But don't let Mario Cuomo hear you use the word proud.

The Misshape of Things to Come

Vegas Tenold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vegas Tenold

While next year's budget may be grim reading for state employees and unions, it is more than likely that it will do little to address the underlying reasons for New York's fiscal woes.

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Plugging the Gaps in New York's State Budget

Vegas Tenold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vegas Tenold

Last spring, while the New York legislature stubbornly refused to agree on a budget, Richard Ravitch came up with a plan to rein in the state's out of control deficit. It was a tough sell.

SUNY Overhaul Plan Stalls New York Budget Talks | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

State budget negotiations have further stalled over whether the Assembly will accept Gov. David A. Paterson's proposal to overhaul the state's public ...

State Budget FINALLY Approved | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By Heather Grossmann DNAinfo News Editor MANHATTAN -- New York State finally passed it's four-month late budget with the State Senate's approved of ...

Mayor Bloomberg Weighs Cash for Trash

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The mayor is said to be mulling a charge for garbage pickup. When something isn't happening, but could conceivably happen in the future, it's a mull.

Bloomberg BLASTS Albany Over Massive Budget Cuts | DAVID W. CHEN and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a bleak $63 billion budget on Thursday, he warned that it would cause a lot of pain to many New Yorkers and he ...


Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Gov. David Paterson tried to deliver his budget bill to the Legislature on Monday morning, but the Assembly and Sena...

Kick In The Butt: Cigarette Tax Hike Approved | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Legislature on Monday night narrowly approved boosting the state's tax on cigarettes by an additional $1.60 - to a national-high $4.35 a pack. Tha...

Budget Cuts Felt In 2,000 Construction Jobs

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

About 2,000 construction workers on a dozen current or anticipated job sites in the city will join the unemployment line because Gov. David Paterson d...

Paterson Sets Budget Deadline, Renews Threat Of Government Shutdown | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson said on Wednesday that he would unilaterally insert the rest of his budget proposal into an emergency spending bill due on June...

State Government Could Shutdown Monday | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State officials began preparing on Wednesday for what they said would be the first government shutdown in New York history as prospects for the passag...

Albany's Budget "Cuts" Will Cost New Yorkers Serious Money

Diane Louard-Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diane Louard-Michel

Whenever a budget battle happens, safety net services come under the gun. Albany should take a close look at innovative programs that provide needed services while offsetting spiraling expenditures in other areas.

Paterson: 'Likely That... State Will Run Out Of Cash Again'

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Just off his widely reported delayment of state school aid payments due to a lack of funds, Gov. David Paterson hinted that the state may have to with...