A budget that does what Cuomo needs

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. As the top Republican in a key suburban swing county,...

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. The...

New York’s Unfinished Budget

State lawmakers in New York are poised to adopt a $138 billion budget that would offer support for New York City schools but little hope of reforming the corrupt culture in Albany. There are enough flaws in this deal that legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo should take...