State legislators review Cuomo budget proposal

State legislators are back at work this afternoon getting their first look at the details of the proposed budget that Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed yesterday.

The governor says if the state continues to hold spending at less than 2%, which he has pledged to do, and the economy continues to improve, that $2 billion surplus will be very real.

The governor says if the state continues to hold spending at less than 2%, which he has pledged to do, and the economy continues to improve, that $2 billion surplus will be very real. (1/22/14)

ALBANY - State legislators were back at work Wednesday afternoon getting their first look at the details of the proposed budget that Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Tuesday.

Some say the budget has a little something for everybody, including a property tax freeze for Long Island residents, a tax credit for residents who rent in New York City and manufacturing incentives for those upstate.

Critics say that the budget doesn't have proof of a $2 billion surplus that will pay for all of the measures proposed.

The governor says if the state continues to hold spending at less than 2 percent, which he has pledged to do, and the economy continues to improve, that $2 billion surplus will be very real.

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