New Yorkers are aghast that the Buffalo Bills stadium deal, which will fill the pockets of a wealthy NFL team owner with their tax dollars, is in the state budget the Legislature just adopted. Read More
For 20 straight years, the New York state budget was late — stretching well past the April 1 deadline, sometimes even into summer or fall. That streak was broken in 2011. It was then that lawmakers in Albany assured New Yorkers that the days of thr Read More
In declaring that a state budget deal — albeit a tardy and undercooked one — was finally at hand, Gov. Hochul was oddly flanked at her Thursday afternoon press conference not by the Legislature’s leaders, but only Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin Read More
It’s bad enough that the budget agreement announced Thursday night by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will shower more than $1 billion of the public’s money on a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, a billionaire-owned football franchise that competes i Read More
After nearly a week’s delay, Governor Kathy Hochul has finally announced a budget deal. Though the legislature has yet to formally agree to most of it, she disclosed numerous specifics of the purported $220 billion deal. Read More
As they contemplate a major increase in Medicaid spending on home care for the elderly and disabled, state legislators are relying on information that's outdated, incomplete or inaccurate – and neglecting to think through the predictable consequences. Read More
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