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NY Assembly Speaker Discusses Major Budget Issues As Deadline Nears

There are only a couple of weeks to go before the New York state budget is due, and Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislature have a lot of decisions to make, including how much more to spend on schools, and whether to impose new taxes on the wealthy. Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie spoke with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt about some related items that may be part of the budget, including the public financing of political campaigns and the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The state budget deadline is April 1. 

Karen DeWitt is Capitol Bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, a network of public radio stations in New York state. She has covered state government and politics for the network since 1990.
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