Now NY's Legislature Gets Cuomo's Budget


Salon Staff
January 18, 2012 12:36PM (UTC)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now turning his budget proposal over to New York's Legislature, and some powerful interests in Albany are gearing up for a fight.

On Tuesday with a little cheerleading, a little cajoling and a little threatening, Cuomo turned his 2012-13 budget into a rallying cry for reform. He took aim again at what he called the status quo in Albany, demonizing some of its most powerful public labor unions.

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The Democrat again cast himself as the outsider in Tuesday's presentation of his mostly flat $132.5 billion budget.

He threatened to withhold school aid if school districts and their local unions don't agree on a tougher evaluation system for teachers and principals.

Cuomo also wants a cheaper pension system for public workers.


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