Capital New York
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.
Jon Campbell and Joseph Spector
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal for the state budget.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature reached a budget deal late Friday into early Saturday morning that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, enact a public-campaign-financing system for the comptroller’s office and adopt a property-tax freeze.
Montrose, PA, (WBNG Binghamton) A Susquehanna County judge lifted a restraining order imposed on an anti-fracking activist.
According to Citizen Action of New York, Susquehanna County Judge Kenneth Seaman narrowed the injunction Friday against activist Vera Scroggins, 63.
The battle for fair and equitable school aid isn’t over! Both the Senate and Assembly budgets are completely inadequate. With these budgets, there is no doubt that schools will be left with no choice but to make difficult cuts.
Americans United for Change, a progressive advocacy group, stopped in Binghamton on a national bus tour to promote an increase in the minimum wage to 10.10 an hour.
‘Give American A Raise’ was plastered on the side of the large blue and yellow bus. Binghamton was just one of the planned stops on its push to Washington DC. Tour members held signs and braved the cold weather.