budget http://wshu.org en Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-sheds-deficit-not-long <p></p><p>Suffolk County budget officials say there’s a slowly improving fiscal picture for the county and that&nbsp;Suffolk actually had its first budget surplus since 2006. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:37:05 +0000 Charles Lane 16245 at http://wshu.org Suffolk sheds deficit (but not for long) Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition http://wshu.org/post/budget-decisions-made-behind-closed-doors-long-albany-tradition <p>When a budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because, the long Albany tradition known as "three men in a -room" continues.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:50:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14897 at http://wshu.org Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition Conn. state TV service wins legislative committee approval for a $6 million budget http://wshu.org/post/conn-state-tv-service-wins-legislative-committee-approval-6-million-budget <p>A proposal that more than doubles state funding for the television service that covers Connecticut government got the nod of a key legislative committee on Tuesday. The state General Assembly's Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee voted 33 to 17 to approve the proposal.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:35:00 +0000 Ebong Udoma 14745 at http://wshu.org Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco http://wshu.org/post/needing-windfall-suffolk-eyes-suing-big-tobacco <p></p><p>As they continue to deal with a troubled budget Suffolk County lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to consider a number of revenue generators including hikes to traffic and parking fees and also suing big tobacco.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:01:46 +0000 Charles Lane 14285 at http://wshu.org Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities http://wshu.org/post/cuomo-spends-ads-promote-budget-priorities <p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.</p><p>The <a href="http://vimeo.com/88089021">ads</a>, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:57:37 +0000 Karen DeWitt 13615 at http://wshu.org Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities