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New York State Budget

  1. take to the sea!
    NY Budget Gives Tax Breaks to Those Who Need It“It creates jobs, it makes New York state competitive.”
  2. airbnb
    Airbnb Users: State Prosecutors Want to Know Who You AreNew York subpoenas the company.
  3. budget crisis
    69-Acre Waterfront Staten Island Estate SaleIt has a certain ’Shawshank Redemption’ vibe.
  4. cuomolot
    Cuomo’s First Step: Taking on Unions Over State Salary FreezeA bold opening salvo from the new governor.
  5. cigarettes
    Smoking in New York May Be Getting Even PricierAssembly Democrats likely to propose hike to state cigarette tax.
  6. oh albany!
    The Budget Will Be Late, and Perhaps Really LateEven late by Albany standards, which is impressive.
  7. stoners
    New Yorkers Want to Get High and Forget About Their Dysfunctional GovernmentMedical marijuana gets high marks.
  8. money woes
    New Yorkers Don’t Think Cage Fights Are the Way to Close the Budget GapFine, we’ll just raise your taxes then.
  9. money woes
    Governor Paterson Leans on Smokers, Soda Drinkers to Close Budget GapThe fat tax is back!
  10. oh albany!
    New York Will End the Year With an Overdrawn Bank AccountFor the first time ever.
  11. oh albany!
    Paterson Stresses the Importance of Cuts to Education, Medicaid in Special Joint SessionThe proposed cuts to education and Medicaid total over $750 million but, to be fair, New York spends more money on Medicaid than any other state.
  12. early and often
    State to Have to Issue IOUs?Governor Paterson says it might be a reality.
  13. early and often
    Chris Smith: Sheldon Silver Is Objectionable, InevitableWhy this week’s budget deal, which should be bad for the State Assembly speaker, unfortunately won’t affect his political prospects in the future.
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    Last Night’s Budget Meeting Was So Awful, Someone Went to the Hospital Just to Escape ItWell, not really. She had walking pneumonia. She SAID.
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    Albany to Rake in More From New Taxes and Fees Than AnnouncedIf you follow the numbers closely, the state will actually rake in $1.7 billion more than they announced under the new budget agreement.
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    Pretty Much Everybody Hates Budget Plan by Paterson, Silver, and SmithThe plan, drafted in secret, has been roundly razzed from almost every corner.
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    Weighing Paterson’s Tax-Hike ChoiceAnd no matter what, it seems there’s no love for the former Cuddle Guv.
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    Paterson’s Secret Tax Plan Leaked on a Particularly Bad DayToday, both tabloids have bad news for the governor.
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    How Did Paterson Get to 26 Percent Job Approval?A handy interactive chart.
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    Paterson Brings a World of Hurt Upon HimselfHis budget-cut proposals came out today, and everyone is sharpening their knives — for him.
  21. early and often
    Governor Paterson Is Only $271 Million Away From His Agency-Budget-Cut GoalUnlike state legislators, state agency heads have largely responded to his calls for cuts.
  22. governor awesome
    Paterson’s Magic Carpet RideSmack in the middle of the state budget crisis, the guv dropped almost $40K on Turkish rugs. But maybe that’s okay?
  23. State GOP Tries to Outmaneuver PatersonSenate Majority Leader Dean Skelos tries to kill Paterson’s budget cuts with an early vote, leaving the governor scrambling.
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    Paterson’s Weekend: Bad For Budget, Good for VelazquezAs State Senate Republicans hold up budget talks, Paterson gives an indication of who might replace Hillary Clinton if she is appointed Secretary of State.
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    Paterson Demands $5.2 Billion in Budget CutsNot that anyone is willing to give them to him.
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    David Paterson Facing a World of Trouble Over Budget CutsFaced with opposition and a stubborn refusal on the part of the Legislature to provide budget-cut ideas, Paterson leaps into the void, alone.
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    Will Paterson’s Budget Strategy Help or Hurt Him?Democrats are divided over whether Paterson’s wait-and-see-the-proposals approach is the best way to tackle the budget gap.
  28. Paterson on the Budget Deficit: ‘We Are Going to Need Federal Assistance’Mr. Paterson is going to Washington. Meanwhile, on the home front, there’s already a game of chicken going on between him and the legislature over who will cut first.
  29. Paterson: Projected State Budget Deficit Has Grown to $12 BillionThat’s more than double the projected deficit from August.
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    Paterson Gets Albany Budget Cuts, But Not As Many As HopedHaving forced the State Legislature to reconvene over economic issues, the governor made progress — but critics argue it wasn’t nearly enough.
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    Paterson Takes Aim at Medicaid in His Proposed $1 Billion Spending CutsPublic-school funding is safe so far, according to Paterson, but big cuts in discretionary funding, local government aid, and health care are on the horizon.
  32. early and often
    Paterson Swats Down Silver’s Tax-Hike HopesThe assembly speaker is once again aiming for a “millionaire’s tax,” which the governor dismisses — arguing that taxes are “addictive.”
  33. intel
    Who’ll Save New York? Paterson’s Possible Super-FriendsThe speech served as a Bat signal to stir powerful New Yorkers who can put the governor’s urgent message into play.
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    Paterson’s Speech Already Causing Albany ScrambleNew York legislators and special-interest groups are already gearing up for a battle.
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    Paterson’s Speech: The Economic Crisis in New York Is ‘Devastating’As predicted, the governor’s televised address had more warnings than it did solutions.
  36. intel
    Chris Smith on Today’s Budget Speech: A Fresh Start for Both State and Governor?In an hour the governor of New York will make his television address about the financial crisis facing the state. Will it be enough to change Albany? And will it be enough to change him into a new kind of governor?
  37. early and often
    Bloomberg Beats Paterson to the Bad-Budget-News PunchNews of massive budget gaps double punches us early this week for both the city and the state.