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Legislative Leaders May Agree on State Budget Without Pataki

The Speaker of the State Assembly says he and the Senate leader may strike out on their own and put together a budget without Governor Pataki. That is, if Pataki continues to reject the legislature's call for restorations. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

What's Up, or Not, With the Late State Budget?

A late state budget may become no state budget this year. Tuesday's news that there might not be a budget for the current fiscal year may seem dramatic, but working without a budget has become fairly normal for Albany. Martha Foley talks with Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt about the latest from the legislative leadership and the fate of the budget process.  Go to full article

Governor Warns Clock Ticking on State Budget

Governor Pataki threatened to run the state on emergency spending measures for the next several months if the legislature does not agree to a new state budget that spends within the Governor's limits. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Budget Talks Continue in Albany

Governor Pataki and the New York State legislature ended the week with little progress on a state budget that's late for the 19th year in a row. In fact, discussions over a borrowing plan to help bail the state out of a nearly $12 billion deficit seemed to be sliding backward. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Counties Worry About Budget Cuts and Public Health Threats

County health officials say Governor Pataki's budget could jeopardize efforts to guard against threats of bio-terror and the newly discovered illness SARS. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Black/Puerto Rican Lawmakers Ask Pataki to Restore AIDS Funding

Members of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus have joined with provider groups to ask that funding for AIDS and HIV treatment cut by Governor Pataki be restored. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Workers Rally in Albany

In what may be the largest demonstration ever in Albany over the state budget, at least 25,000 health care workers converged on the Capitol to rally for restoration of $2 billion in cuts, planned by Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Begins Fiscal Year Without Budget

New York begins its 19th year without a state budget in place, as state lawmakers scrambled to pass emergency spending bills to keep the state government operating. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Facing Tax Hikes, Schools Slash Budgets

Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Another Late State Budget Expected

New York will enter its 19th year with a late state budget on Tuesday. Lawmakers planned some related budget action today. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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