Tag: Budgets and Budgeting

William Barr Testimony Updates: He Says Mueller Report Will Be Public ‘Within a Week’

• Attorney General William P. Barr said he will deliver the Mueller report to Congress and the public within a week, reiterating his earlier promise to release it by mid-April. • Mr. Barr said he would be transparent about redactions in the report. But he demurred when asked whether he has briefed the White House […]

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Live Briefing: Barr to Appear Before Congress as Lawmakers Await the Mueller Report

• Attorney General William P. Barr is scheduled to testify before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Justice Department budget, a usually staid affair that could become dramatic if lawmakers grill him about the Mueller report. • Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees may also question him about the Justice Department’s […]

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A Budget With Real Wins for New Yorkers

There is a lot to like in New York State’s $175 billion budget. Democrats, in commanding control of the Legislature for the first time in a half-century, agreed on Sunday on sweeping changes that had been blocked for years when Republicans ran the State Senate. New York City will become the first city in the […]

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Democratic Rift Over N.Y. Budget as Progressive Backlash Grows

ALBANY — After New York State leaders reached a deal on a new $175 billion budget, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo praised it as “the best budget” of his tenure. The Assembly speaker, Carl E. Heastie, called elements of it “critical” and “historic.” Yet on Monday, as the Legislature finished approving the budget, some progressive lawmakers […]

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New York Today: New York State Budget: 4 Ways Your Daily Life May Change

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Monday. Happy April Fools’ Day! Be careful of news that’s too good to be true. Weather: This week starts cool but dry. Today will reach the upper 40s, and tomorrow the low 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until April 18 (Holy Thursday). ImageCreditCindy […]

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7 Takeaways From New York’s $175 Billion Budget

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — After months of frenzied lobbying, bitter infighting, late-night bill drafting and secretive negotiating, New York’s $175 billion state budget is finally here. You could call it the budget of progressive priorities. It’s the first budget in a […]

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New York Agrees to Congestion Pricing and a Mansion Tax in $175 Billion Budget Deal

ALBANY — After weeks of intraparty bickering, the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo agreed to a $175 billion budget early Sunday morning, packed with a bevy of progressive programs, including changes to the cash bail system, a new tax on high-end homes and a novel plan to charge motorists to drive […]

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The Budget New York Needs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are nearing agreement on a more than $170 billion budget that could help the subways and reform election campaigns. But in Albany, nothing can be taken for granted. The deal, which must be approved by Monday, the start of the fiscal year, includes a congestion pricing plan to help […]

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‘Idiots,’ Preceded by Profanity: Cuomo Aides Bash 3 Female Lawmakers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — A debate over Albany’s ingrained culture of shadowy fund-raising has erupted into open warfare among the state’s Democrats, with three young female lawmakers accusing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of hypocrisy and pay-to-play tactics, and the governor’s senior […]

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A Secretive Dinner Where $25,000 Buys Access to Cuomo (and Filet Mignon)

The rooftop fund-raiser was meant to be a secretive affair, but word spread quickly among those with pending issues before the state. Lobbyists told their clients that the event would be a good thing to go to. After all, the dinner was being held a little more than two weeks before the New York State […]

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‘They’re Leaving Us With Nothing’: Cuts of 150 Teachers Threaten Troubled N.J. City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] More than 200 education jobs cut, including 150 teachers and 23 vice principals. Class sizes would balloon. Art and music classes would be erased. The budget proposed by the school board in Paterson, the third largest city in New […]

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Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Is Close to Approval

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — After years of hesitation, New York is poised to become the first city in the United States to introduce congestion pricing, which would put new electronic tolls in place for drivers entering the busiest stretches of Manhattan. […]

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Congestion Pricing in Manhattan, First Such Plan in U.S., Close to Approval

ALBANY — After years of hesitation, New York is poised to become the first city in the United States to introduce congestion pricing, putting new electronic tolls in place for drivers entering the busiest stretches of Manhattan. Though state leaders have not ironed out the details, they had reached consensus that the plan was needed […]

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Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself. Representatives from major gaming companies have been meeting this week with lawmakers in Albany, including the […]

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Tech We’re Using: Spending Is as Easy as Pushing a Button. The Hard Part? Keeping Track.

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Tara Siegel Bernard, a personal finance reporter, discussed the tech she’s using. What are your most important tech tools for tracking budgets? This may sound strange coming from a personal finance reporter, but I’m not a big fan of […]

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Trump Lauded Farmers, Medicare and AIDS Programs. Then He Unsheathed the Budget Knife.

WASHINGTON — On Friday, the White House announced that Karen Pence, the second lady, would lead a delegation to the United Arab Emirates in support of disabled American athletes at the Special Olympics. On Monday, the White House’s budget proposed striking $17.6 million in grants to expand the event. What a difference a few days […]

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Seatbelts Required in the Back Seat? This and Other Surprises in Cuomo’s Budget

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo typically uses his State of the State address and his budget speech to showcase new, flashy policy ideas (Green New Deal! Legalizing marijuana!), but his budget amendments get none of that. There isn’t even a […]

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What Would ‘Medicare for All’ Do to Medicare?

ImageThe Jayapal bill embraces the “for all” part of Medicare for all. But its “Medicare” would be a very different system.CreditJim Watson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The basic idea of “Medicare for all” is that all Americans should get access to the popular, government-run program. But a new bill toward this goal, the first introduced […]

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Subway Fares Are Rising Again. But That Won’t Solve the M.T.A.’s Crisis.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted on Wednesday to raise fares for New York City subway and bus riders in April. But the agency says that higher fares will not solve its deep financial crisis. The board voted to […]

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