2013 Budget

The Brian Lehrer Show

Cuomo's Budget Plans

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget yesterday, with a call for increased minimum wage, higher gambling revenue, and cuts to various programs. Albany Times-Union capitol bureau chief Casey Seiler discusses the proposals.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama Courts Youth in 2013 Budget Address

Monday, February 13, 2012

Proposing a budget that would shrink the deficit by $4 trillion over the next ten years, President Obama hopes to stay in office for four of them.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's Budget Bait

Monday, February 13, 2012

With momentum in his favor, Obama needs to keep doing what he's doing: setting a trap for the GOP presidential hopefuls.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: President's Infrastructure-Heavy Budget, Impromptu Whitney Houston Subway Tribute

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top stories on TN:
Former Governor David Paterson: Port Authority Problems No Secret (Link)
New York Republicans May Defect on Transportation Bill (Link)
Undaunted by Redistricting, John Mica Declares He’s Staying Put (Link)
Watch Out Lovers: 7th Avenue Subway Line Shuts Down Overnights Week of February 13th (Link)
Photos: Take BART to Rural California (Link)

Metrolink train (photo by LAWad via Flickr)

President Obama's 2013 budget includes hundreds of billions of dollars in spending on infrastructure. (Wall Street Journal, Marketplace)

Two bills proposing federal safety standards for subways and light rail systems will go before the House and Senate this week. (Washington Post)

Meanwhile, Metrolink -- Southern California's commuter rail system --  is forging ahead with the most sophisticated collision avoidance system in the country... (Los Angeles Times)

...despite efforts in Congress to relax requirements to install the crash-avoidance technology nationwide. (Los Angeles Times editorial)

New York Daily News editorial: The Port Authority audit "blamed a bureaucracy that everyone loves to hate while turning a blind eye to the truth that the governors of New York and New Jersey were in control through the debacle."

Officials wary about mounting costs plan to scale back the first segment of work for New York's future Moynihan Station. (Wall Street Journal)

The warmer-than-average winter is extending ferry service in Lake Superior, but depriving locals of a favorite seasonal ice road. (Duluth News Tribune)

Impromptu Whitney Houston tribute on the #2 subway: a group of riders sang "I Will Always Love You." (Gothamist)

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