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April 3, 2013

State budget far from perfect

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Cuomo created “economic development councils” in 2011. These councils are to receive $220 million in this year’s budget.

“The governor has scooped ... up [member items] and put it in his little economic development councils …,” Democratic Sen. Kevin Parker of Brooklyn told the New York Post.

So, instead of your local representative, Gov. Cuomo gets to play Tooth Fairy. But it gets worse.

Next year, we’ll all be getting a share of $350 million in tax rebates. Not that there is anything particularly wrong with taxpayers getting some cash back, but do we really think it’s a coincidence that this generosity isn’t designed to make us feel all warm and fuzzy in an election year?

A parade? Send in the clowns … or as the song said, don’t bother, they’re here.

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