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There’s a lot of speculation out there about the future of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The NY Office of Mental Health is considering closing a number of state hospitals, saying that at 24, New York has more than 3 times...
Okay, not unrest actually. This ain’t Cairo. But kids in Beekmantown did express their grave concern about proposed budget cuts. Here’s sophomore Sarah Thompson, quoted in this morning’s Plattsburgh Press...
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s rise to power in Albany — and his uncompromising approach to state budget talks — culminated late last night in a budget vote that afforded him almost complete victory. Democrats in the Assembly accepted...
Governor Andrew Cuomo may be right about a lot of things, but he appears to have misread the financial situations of many New York schools, especially in places like the North Country. Cuomo has been suggesting that schools should be able to...
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting this morning that roughly 400 people turned out yesterday for a rally at Case Middle School in favor of reinstating funds for public education. “We are ground zero in the north country for cuts,”...
News stories tagged with "nys-budget"
We're really hopeful that drastic times will call for a drastic response that will right the system.
Albany, NY, Feb 03, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo released a budget plan Tuesday that he said would shake up the way budgets are made in Albany. But as Karen DeWitt reports, the governor left some questions unanswered in his spending plan. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 03, 2011 — Governor Cuomo is taking his budget message, with it's $10 billion dollars in recommended cuts, to the people, in the form of a web video. Meanwhile, the democratic governor is picking up some support form some unusual quarters-the Tea Party. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2002 — Governor Pataki is remaining tight lipped about how he might resolve the looming budget crisis. A recent poll shows the governor remains popular despite New York's financial problems. As Karen Dewitt reports, those two developments might be related. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The state board of regents says that despite the state's fiscal problems, New York needs to spend half a billion dollars more on its school children next year. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2002 — Governor Pataki has asked the state Legislature to authorize the bonding of up to $4 billion dollars. The money would help the state close revenue shortfalls in the current and future fiscal years. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 10, 2002 — If the Governor does balance the budget through cuts - rather than income tax increases - the North Country could be hit hard. Government employment is a huge factor in the region's economy, accounting for one in three jobs. But as Brian Mann reports, leaders also worry that more programs will have to be paid for using local property taxes. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2002 — The state's business leaders say New York lawmakers should take a hard look at reducing state spending before they think about raising taxes to plug New York's budget gap. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2002 — Governor Pataki has said little about how he will solve the state's budget crisis, and that has led a number of interest groups to worry that they might be the targets of budget cuts. Many are issuing pre-emptive strikes to gain support for their programs. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2002 — The state faces a huge budget crisis, as state lawmakers remain silent on solutions. Meanwhile, fears are growing that lawmakers will raid two large pots of money to help close the gap. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2002 — Governor Pataki, in his first post-election news conference, talked about some of what he'd like to accomplish in his third term in office, but avoided any specific details about how he might handle the upcoming budget crisis. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article