Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, and press secretary Michael Whyland walk to through the War Room on their way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office for a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
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.
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.
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.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.
The ads, 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.