Op Ed State Budget

NY Budget: Better Luck Next Year

April 18, 2007

In this op-ed published in the New York Post, CBC President Diana Fortuna writes that, while the 2007-2008 New York State budget negotiations resulted in a few modest reforms, the budget process is still highly dysfunctional, and New Yorkers are still the nation's most heavily taxed people. CBC lays out the following top priorities for elected officials in Albany: 1) Fix the broken budget process; 2) Reduce spending growth to a sustainable rate; 3) Bring Medicaid costs under control; 4) Continue education-funding reform; and 5) Review the effectiveness of STAR.

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