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A budget that does what Cuomo needs

Capital New York
Jimmy Vielkind
3/31/2014
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/03/8542878/budget-does...
ALBANY—Of all the statements issued in support of the state budget agreement announced Saturday, the most valuable one for Governor Andrew Cuomo was the single paragraph from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

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Cuomo-as-Pinocchio demonstrators make last angry budget plea

Times Union
Rick Karlin
3/31/2014
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/209795/demonstrators-budget-is-inhumane/

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On budget day, protesters mock Cuomo

Capital New York
Jimmy Vielkind
3/31/2014
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/03/8542932/budget-day-...
ALBANY—Left-leaning protesters are back at the Capitol today, blasting the budget agreement that is being voted on by both houses.

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Cuomo-as-Pinocchio demonstrators make last angry budget plea

Times Union
Rick Karlin
3/31/2014
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/209795/demonstrators-budget-...

Lawmakers are voting on the 2014-15 budget — the Assembly has already passed the first budget bill while the Senate is in conference and a variety of about 200 demonstrators under the All of Us banner gathered in the Capitol’s War Room outside the governors chamber for what looked like a last-gasp, at least for now, cry against the spending plan which they say shortchanges public schools, the poor, homeless and others.

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Groups rally against budget deal

Lower Hudson News
Joseph Spector
3/31/2014
http://www.lohud.com/story/polhudson/2014/03/31/groups-rally-budget-deal...
Various advocacy groups rallied Monday inside the state Capitol to protest provisions in this year’s state budget that they said favor the wealthy.

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New Yorkers have received $466 million in Financial Assistance through NY State of Health

An important element of the Affordable Care Act is the availability of premium subsidies that help low and middle income Americans afford health insurance. The subsidies are available to people up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. The vast majority of people signing up for health plans in their state or the federal marketplace are getting this kind of assistance: nationwide, 83% of those enrolled as of the end of February had qualified for subsidies.

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Good-government groups against (this) public finance

Capital New York
Jimmy Vielkind
3/30/2014
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/03/8542875/good-govern...
ALBANY—Six major good-government advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to reject a compromise in this year’s state budget that would create a system of public campaign finance only for the state comptroller’s race.

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Late-Night Budget Deal Struck

WGRZ
Joseph Spector and Jon Campbell
3/30/2014
http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2014/03/29/late-night-budget-deal-struck/...
ALBANY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature reached a budget deal late Friday that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, enact a public-campaign-financing system for the comptroller’s office and provide tax breaks to homeowners and businesses.

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Public campaign finance limited to comptroller

Capital New York
Jessica Alaimo
3/29/2014
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/03/8542852/public-camp...
ALBANY—State budget bills printed late Friday include public campaign financing for just one political office this year: The state comptroller, something good government advocates balked at as an overall failure to accomplish comprehensive campaign finance reform.
The budget bills appear to form the basis for a legislative agreement on the state budget, though leaders have yet to formally announce a deal.

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