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New York State Budget

Re-Claiming a Moral Profession in Unethical Times

Colin Schumacher | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Colin Schumacher

In these dire times of unethical decision-making by policy makers, it's important that teachers remain grounded in moral principles that have proven timeless in preserving the promise of public education. It has been painfully evident that union leadership has settled for political maneuvering rather than unwavering principle.

New York's Dumb State Budget

Diane Ravitch | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

In writing the state budget, New York legislators totally capitulated to the billionaire-funded charter industry. The bottom line is that when billionaires talk, the New York legislature and Governor Cuomo listen. Actually, they sit up, bark, and roll over.

NY's Clean Indoor Air Act: 10 Years of Smoke-free Air

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

Despite our success in the last decade, tobacco use is still a major public health issue and there is still much to be done. What can we do to make even more progress in fighting tobacco and the disease it inflicts on New Yorkers?

Cuomo Backtracks On Gun Control Law

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 05.21.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- New York lawmakers said they reached a "conceptual" deal on the state budget late Wednesday, though they quickly acknowledged they haven't s...

Cuomo Outlines Budget Plans Including Hurricane Sandy Recovery

| Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget plan Tuesday, including billions ...

Priorities for Governor Cuomo's Next Budget

Carol Kellermann | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have successfully tackled serious budget issues in recent years, but important challenges remain.

Making the City Stronger

New York City Council Progressive Caucus | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
New York City Council Progressive Caucus

As the New York City Council grapples with a budget that proposes cuts to child care, senior services and homeless shelters, to name a few, the handouts to corporations and big banks with little accountability or transparency are appalling.

Cuomo Announces Site Auctioning Off New York's Official Junk

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

Governor Cuomo may have stressed the need to stimulate New York's sluggish economy, but are legislators in such dire need of cashflow to start selling...

Economic Inequality and Social Immobility

Richard Buery | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

In March, NY adopted a budget where a $10 billion budget shortfall was closed by cuts in education, health, and human services. These cuts will have profoundly negative effects on NY's most vulnerable citizens.

Five Items That Didn't Make The Budget Agreement

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Email the Author | March 29, 2011 | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

It looks as though Governor Andrew Cuomo has scored big: He finessed an on-time budget agreement between top legislators in the Senate and Assembly on...

The Futility of American State Budget Politics

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The only way out of the descending political spiral over taxes, spending, and state budgets is for the image of government to turn around and for people to once again believe that their tax money is well spent.

New York Millionaires Offer To Pay Extra Taxes For Budget Woes

| Julie Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Millionaires across New York State are banding together to ask for more taxes. About 100 wealthy New Yorkers, including actor Mark Ruf...

A Portrait of the Austerity Committee

Kevin Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Connor

The economic development model that came to dominate during the 1970s -- tax breaks for big businesses, rather than public investment in infrastructure and services -- is still in full force.

New York's State Deficit Problem Solved: EBAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York has the solution to the deficit problem: EBAY. The Daily News reported that the government made "$1.3 million last year by selling its unwan...

Cuomo Could Cut Up To 15,000 State Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering cutting as many as 15,000 state workers in an effort to shrink the state's $9 billion budget gap. The workforce re...

New York Can't Afford Tax Breaks for the Wealthiest

Chloe Tribich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chloe Tribich

Governor Cuomo's plan to give a tax break to the wealthy gets it wrong. The root of New York's fiscal problems isn't high taxes or excessive spending. It's that we tax the wrong people.

Budget: Late, Unbalanced

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

New York State lived up to its reputation, first reported six years ago by the Brennan Center for Justice, as having "the most dysfunctional legislature in the United States."

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 ...

Paterson Plans Mass Layoffs | By Oren Yaniv and Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson is preparing to slash the state's workforce. Escalating his battle with public employee unions, Paterson said Monday planning for layof...

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

New York City Government Makes Tough Budget Choices While Albany and Washington Play Political Games

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Payments to retired government workers are coming at the expense of cutbacks in the city's classrooms. Talk about intergenerational injustice. The current New York City and New York State budget crises are hitting programs that build for the future at the expense of paying bills due today.

Andrew Cuomo to New York State School Districts: Drop Dead

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

The state fiscal year is nearly one-quarter over -- and there's still no adopted state budget. Governor Paterson has twice rammed through extenders to keep the state government operating.

Queens County Economic Forecast

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Queens County Economic Forecast Speech to the Long Island City Business Development Corporation March 18, 2010 While the focus of the Queens Econom...

Paterson Calls Special Budget Sessions, Disrupting Dem, GOP Convention Plans | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson threw cold water on the convention plans of Democrats and Republicans Tuesday. Fed up with the lack of progress in state budget negotia...

Public Hospitals Fear Huge Loss In State Money | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, is facing a fiscal crisis because New York State is threatening to cut its financing for...