State legislators review Cuomo budget proposal
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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.
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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.