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Closed-door Meetings on the State Budget Continue

Lately, legislative leaders have huddled in closed-door meetings with Governor Pataki to work out the state budget. They seem to have given up for now on some reform ideas, including open conference committees to publicly discuss the spending plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Top Lawmakers Expect Budget Agreement Soon

Leaders of the legislature expressed optimism that the state budget could be finished soon. The budget, due April 1st, is late for the 18th year in a row. Karen Dewitt has this update.  Go to full article

State Republicans Want On-time Budgets

Republicans in the state Assembly announced yesterday in Albany how many people signed petitions to force the Legislature to resume passing on-time budgets. The Republicans say New Yorkers care deeply about the issue, even though the Legislature and governor are currently in their 18th straight year without an on-time spending plan.
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Another Late State Budget

On Monday, New York will have a late budget for the 18th year in a row now that state lawmakers have left Albany for the spring holidays without finishing a spending plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Budget Talks Intensify Today

The Senate Majority leader says today is a make-or-break day state budget negotiations that will determine whether the budget is on time for the first time in 18 years. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Optimistic About Economy

Many economists are now saying the recession is over. The revenue estimates released by the state Assembly and Senate reflect that optimism. Both houses have discovered more money for possible use for favored programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate to Mitigate Nursing Home Tax

Nursing homes in New York say the state Senate has promised to help mitigate a tax imposed upon nursing homes that was part of the January health care agreement. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Lawmakers More Optimistic About State Budget Than Pataki

The New York State Senate and Assembly have a slightly more optimistic view of the state's finances for next year than the predictions presented by Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Asked To Pass Budget On Time This Year

With less than a month to go before the official start of the state fiscal year, groups that have suffered under 17 years of late budgets testified at a hearing to give their reasons why the budget should be on time. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Avoids Cuts in Budget Proposal

Governor Pataki says that while September 11th has hurt the state financially, he’s managed to avoid making drastic cuts in his new budget proposal which he released Tuesday.  Go to full article

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