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Thursday, June 10, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 08: New York Governor David Paterson sits during a town hall meeting at Borough Hall March 8, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NEW YORK - MARCH 08: New York Governor David Paterson sits during a town hall meeting at Borough Hall March 8, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Getty)

Lawmakers in Albany are preparing for what could be the first shutdown in New York State history. What’s next in the seemingly intractable state budget battle? Gov. David Paterson weighs in. Plus, two mothers on their experiences raising children with disabilities; and more picks on what to do in New York on over the summer.

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Governor Paterson: Government Shutdown Looming?

New York Governor David Paterson talks about the lack of a state budget and whether a shutdown of the state government is a real possibility.

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Full Stop

Our state budget discussion continues with Thad Calabrese, assistant professor at Baruch College in the School of Public Affairs, who shares his thoughts on what might happen if the emergency budget is not renewed.

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Midwives in NYC

Elan McAllister, founder of Choices in Childbirth, discusses birthing options after the closing of St. Vincent's, and the current bill about midwives currently in the State Senate.

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Finance Reform Check-In

A conference on financial reform legislation begins today, with member of both the House and the Congress. Contributor to Slate.com's Big Money Heidi Moore talks about the state of the legislation, including what the recent primaries and upcoming elections could mean for financial reform.

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Short Bus

Jennifer Silverman, co-editor of My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities, talks about the new anthology about raising kids with special needs. Joining her is Sharis Ingram, a stay-at-home mother who is active in her community, and author of one of the chapters in the anthology.

We want to hear from parents of special needs kids or special needs educators. What's it take? What's the one piece of advice you'd give to others? Let us know!

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Crowd-Sourcing Summer: Festivals

Billie Cohen, deputy editor of Time Out New York, picks can't-miss summer events each Thursday in June.  This week: festivals.

We're creating a crowdsourced calendar of your suggested summer events! Give us the information below and we'll add it to the events guide, which we'll publish early next week! Click here to add to the submission form!

Check out the June calendar!

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