Of Budgets And Politics

New York state lawmakers are facing a Friday budget deadline with a number of issues hanging over their heads. Among them are an extension of a millionaire’s tax, tuition aid for college students and justice reform. Meanwhile, Governor Andrew Cuomo has floated the idea of an “extender budget” that would maintain current funding levels. The Democrat says New York is facing uncertainty about what the state can expect from federal funding sources.

Here to discuss what is happening at the state capitol are Blair Horner and Bill Hammond. Blair is the executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group and a WAMC commentator. Bill is the health policy director for the Empire Center.

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