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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...Read more »
Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
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Meet the most powerful lawmakers in Albany.
The Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate likely holds the balance of power in its hands.
At least at the moment.
With a 33-30 split in the Democrats’ favor, these four “Independents” -- Sens. Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Westchester, David Carlucci of Rockland County, Diane Savino of Staten Island and David...Read more »