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Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his Executive Budget Address on Jan. 22, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his Executive Budget Address on Jan. 22, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo announces budget amendments

Governor Cuomo says he will make changes to his budget in 30-day amendments. These include imposing a teacher evaluation plan on New York City, and cutting the cost of hunting licenses.

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent

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Cuomo says he’ll amend his budget to impose a teacher evaluation system on New York City, after the Bloomberg Administration and the union failed to reach agreement, jeopardizing hundreds of millions of dollars in school aid.  

The governor will also require that around 2800 gas stations on evacuation routes be wired for generators and make agreements to get one if there’s a disaster.

“One of the issuse we learned the hard way, it’s not as easy as just having a generator brought to the gas station,” Cuomo said.

The governor will also cut the price for fishing and hunting licenses by one third, he says it has nothing to do with the recent strict gun control laws enacted in New York that has enraged some hunters.

And to comply with federal requirements on Medicaid reimbursement, Cuomo will have to trim $500 million dollars from the health care portion of the budget. 

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