Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition.
On the same day Albany lawmakers passed an on-time budget for 2011-12, two of the three men in the room opted to issue their postmortem statements using online videos. The first came from Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, this morning. Now, the New York State Senate is putting its spin on what it all means.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos framed
For the past two years, when state government was controlled by the Democrats, New Yorkers were hit with late budgets that increased spending and taxes and drove jobs out of the state. We promised to put an end to that dysfunction and restore fiscal sanity cutting taxes, reducing spending and creating jobs. The budget we passed two days before April 1st deadline fulfills those promises.
Here's the video: