The NY Post editorial board assesses the Governor’s proposed budget simply: Cuomo’s $168B budget is pure fantasy. Tom Precious, writes in the Buffalo News that Cuomo’s budget raises $1 billion in new taxes to pay for spending plans.. Politico New York, isn’t quite as realistic, but does point out the non-budget items in the Governor’s proposal, including, but not limited to: “the extension of tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrants, extending the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse, reduce the state’s use of cash bail and reduce the giving power of limited liability corporations.”
The Conservative Party is calling for a constitutional amendment in its 2018 Legislative Program that would prohibit non-fiscal items/issues to be included in the budget. Government is divided into three parts for a reason; to prevent any one part to become too powerful. By allowing the NYS Budget to have non-fiscal items/issues continue to be embedded in the budget, the Legislature is diminishing its own importance and undermines the very reason for its existence.
E. J. McMahon outlines the loose ends in the Governor’s budget proposal
City Journal explains how the times have changed since Lady Liberty welcomed immigrants to Ellis Island.
Government out of control: This Man Gave Free Haircuts to Veterans and Got Clobbered by Regulators.
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