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Editorial: Albany budget is a stew again

Senate Co-Leaders Democrat Jeffery D. Klein and Republican

(Credit: The New York Times)

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed his $143-billion budget in January, he said it was “simple and straightforward.” In his quest to deliver a third-consecutive on-time state budget, Cuomo said putting a plan together ought to be relatively simple exercise — one that wasn’t political and one where the numbers added up. Unfortunately, this year’s budget turned into more than numbers. While taxes,...

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