Monday, January 28, 2013


This Week In Albany
Week ending January 25, 2013

Governor Cuomo Releases 2013-14 Executive Budget

There are several troubling areas in proposed 2013-14 state budget.  The budget embraces further closures, downsizing and the theory that the privatization of public services will solve the state’s problems.  The budget proposal would allow more flexibility for private entities to takeover various public functions and facilities.  For the first time in New York, this budget includes language that allow for profit entities to own and operate hospitals.

The proposed budget also includes a proposal that will allow public employers to underfund their pension obligations - basically, raiding the system to pay for savings that Tier 6 didn't actually provide and calling it mandate relief. This approach would put political expedience ahead of fiscal responsibility.  CSEA President Danny Donohue slammed Governor Cuomo’s pension plan as “a bait and switch scheme.”   

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Senate and Assembly Release Committee Chairs

Both houses released their committee chairs.  Please click below:

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