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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.

Saki Knafo

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.

State Contraception Policy Worries Women

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.05.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state on Monday warned health insurers they would lose state contracts if women on Medicaid are denied their choice of h...

Cuomo Misses Budget Deadline, Blames Europe

AP | Michael Gormley | Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

By Michael Gormley, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has missed the first deadlines of a state law aimed at ensuring the passage ...

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...

A Cruel Summer: Budget Cuts Rob City Kids Of Activities

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — A rising number of children can look forward to excruciatingly boring school breaks this year as budget crises in places such as New ...

Child Care Saved In Mayor's New Budget Proposal

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a shrinking budget that would cut corners throughout New York City – from classrooms...

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: ...

Democrats Rebel Against Governor Cuomo's Budget

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — More than 40 elected Democrats made a rare attack on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his proposed cuts to the party's priorities of educati...

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 o...

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...