State budget en As hearings conclude, lawmakers set to take on budget <p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:09:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51477 at Cuomo expected to cover education, tax cuts and campaign finance reform in state budget <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:07:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50180 at Cuomo expected to cover education, tax cuts and campaign finance reform in state budget Prison closures shock and dismay correction officers, lawmakers <p>Correction officers say they are still in shock after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s prison agency announced late on a July Friday - and with very little advance warning - their decision to close four prisons within the next year. Now, they're asking the legislature to rescind the closures.<br><br>Normally, when a governor wants to close a prison or any other state run facility, he proposes the change in his state budget plan in January. The legislature either agrees or disagrees, and a final decision to close or to keep the facility open is made in the completed state spending plan.<br> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:03:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41844 at Prison closures shock and dismay correction officers, lawmakers Study finds New York analyzing tax dollar usage well <p>New York has been labeled a "leading" state for effective use of cost-benefit analysis in a new study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative. That means New York is doing a better job of making sure tax dollars are spent well, than other states.</p><p>Cost benefit analysis is determining the return on an investment. In this case&nbsp; it's determining how much the taxpayer benefits from each public dollar spent.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:45:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41817 at Study finds New York analyzing tax dollar usage well State budget has some good news for education <div><span style="font-size:14px">An on-time state budget is good news for school districts across the state, as they plug in the hard numbers to proposed budgets.&nbsp; </span> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:07:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35575 at Taste-NY program dropped from state budget <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Funding for a program to promote locally grown produce through a network of duty-free stores across New York has been axed from the final version of the state's budget.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:28:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35576 at This year's state budget negotiations follow closed-door tradition <p>It's known as the “three men in a room” style of decision making. For decades now, the governor and the two party's legislative leaders meet behind closed doors in the governor’s offices and decide key issues, like the contents of the state budget. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:02:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35421 at Cuomo optimistic for approval of state budget <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is unlikely to send an emergency message that would allow state lawmakers to bypass a three-day waiting period for the state budget. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:37:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34495 at 30-day amendments make several changes to Cuomo's budget plan <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo made several changes to his budget plan in what are called 30-day amendments. These amendments range from imposing a teacher evaluation plan on schools in New York City, to cutting the cost of hunting licenses. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:20:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33758 at State comptroller predicts Wall Street profits up in volatile economic climate <p>Profits on Wall Street are going to be up this year, according to a new report from the New York state comptroller, but are still below their pre-recession highs. The report also finds fewer job losses in the securities industry, and many economic uncertainties ahead. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:39:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27275 at State officials predict tight budget <p>Top state officials say it is going to be another difficult year for the state budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already told state agencies to keep spending flat, and those that depend on state programs are not counting on big increases. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:17:11 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26953 at Richard Ravitch on the Campbell Conversations <p>Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch has been called a Renaissance Man, and Mr. Fix-It.</p><p>He was intimately involved in the fiscal turnaround for New York City during the 1970s and 1980s, and in 2009 Governor Paterson named him as Lieutenant Governor in the hopes that he could improve the state&rsquo;s budget process.</p><p>Now, he&rsquo;s chairing Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner&rsquo;s Municipal Financial Advisory Board, to advise the mayor on dealing with the city&rsquo;s fiscal problems.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:28:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 20498 at Governor Cuomo's Change on Tax Policy <p>Governor Cuomo, in his first day on the job back on January 1<sup>st</sup> of this year, laid out his position on raising taxes pretty clearly.</p><p>&ldquo;I say no new taxes, period,&rdquo; Cuomo said on January 1.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:53:37 +0000 Karen DeWitt 10952 at State budget short $350 million <p>Governor Cuomo’s budget office is released some bad news Monday. The state’s budget gap is even bigger than expected, with a $350 million dollar shortfall for the current year and a $3.5 billion dollar gap next year.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:56:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 9470 at