I’ll be brief: Today is my last day with the Times Union. On Monday I am joining the public affairs team at Gramercy Communications, where I will continue to work on a wide range of issues that will keep me involved in happenings at the state Capitol. I wanted to write this post not only to alert those who I’ve worked with in the past few years that I’m moving on to my next opportunity, but also I honestly want to say thank you to you, the readers.
Buried deep in the thousands of page of legislation that make up Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget is a little taste of New York. The governor, who has put significant resources into tourism-related projects, has included an amendment to existing law aimed at authorizing new Taste NY stores to be built at roadside rest areas across the state. At first blush, the proposal seems straightforward. But the subtext is interesting.
My colleague Bethany Bump looks at how education officials and advocates are feeling about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal. Spoiler: Not everyone is thrilled. From Bump:New York education officials and advocates aren’t embracing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2019 state budget, even as it proposes a 3 percent or $769 million hike in state aid to schools this coming school year.
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