March 31, 2011

JUST ANOTHER RED STATE:

New York City school aid sliced by millions as lawmakers finalize on-time state budget (Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett, 3/30/11, NY DAILY NEWS)

The $132.5 billion budget cuts overall state spending for the first time in 15 years - and closes a $10 billion deficit without borrowing or new, broad-based taxes.

On a day when the Capitol was overrun with hundreds of shouting protesters decrying the cuts, lawmakers worked late into the night to deliver the first on-time budget since 2005 and fourth since 1983. It's due tomorrow. [...]
Many Democrats held their noses to vote in favor of a budget they claimed would hurt the state's needy while offering a tax cut to millionaires.

Republicans, on the other hand, found themselves overwhelmingly supporting a budget pushed by a freshman Democratic governor.


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