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Fears Spread About How Lawmakers Will Close State Budget Gap

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

Pataki Avoids Budget Details in First Post-Election Press Conference

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

Superfund Refinancing Debated at Hearing

There were arguments over environmental proposals to refinance the state superfund at a budget hearing yesterday. The Superfund runs out of money in just over a month at the end of the fiscal year, March 31. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Funding Act Favors NYC, Critics Charge

Testimony at a New York State budget hearing focused on the recently approved health care funding act. Questions were raised abvout the plans' financing and whether it would hurt healthcare on Long Island, in Westchester and in Upstate, New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

New NYC Mayor Testifies at Albany Budget Hearing

New York City's new mayor Michael Bloomberg lead off testimony at budget hearings held by the state legislature. Bloomberg took issue with some of Goverbor Pataki's education proposals. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam Cuts Deep in Response to Budget Woes

The state and national economic challenges are coming home to roost at some of the North Country's colleges. Officials at SUNY Potsdam last week unveiled a five-year plan in response to low revenue expectations. In the short term, the changes include the elimination of an administrative division of the college. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam President Talks about the Cuts

Marth Foley talks with SUNY Potsdam President John Fallon.  Go to full article

One-Shot Revenue Measures Draw Fire

Governor Pataki has balanced the state budget by, in part, relying on one-shot revenues. Pataki says that's the best way to react in the short term to the economic problems caused by September 11. But critics disagree. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Warns of Budget Cuts to Come

Governor Pataki releases his new state budget later today. The governor has warned of a multi-billion dollar budget gap since September 11. He says he'll have to cut state spending. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Environment Takes Back Seat in NYS Budget This Year

Environmentalists are wondering why their interests are the only ones cut out of this year's budget. They wonder what Pataki will do on Tuesday with the $300 million dollars in reserve in the dedicated environmental fund. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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