ALBANY — Reforming the state’s campaign finance system are going to be Gov. saint Cuomo’s next huge factor.
The 2012 Reporter’s Roundtable debut begins with analysis of Governor Cuomo’s second State of the State Address. The reporters discuss Gov. Cuomo’s effort to ‘effuse good feelings’ by avoiding controversial issues like hydrofracking and redistricting and by instead focusing on building and growth. Feedback from lawmakers reflects questions as well as hope regarding Gov. Cuomo’s goals for New York. Issues discussed include the proposal for $4 billion for building the largest convention center in the nation at the site of New York City’s Aqueduct Racetrack, $1 billion to revitalize the city of Buffalo, the education reform panel, and other key items
The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state’s roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.
Gov. Cuomo should leave door open on tax surcharge
Compromise on extending tax on millionaires
Governor is facing popular revolt in response to unpopular positions that favor wealthy