New York Governor David Paterson delivered 6,709 vetoes -- a stack of paper 31 inches high -- to absent lawmakers, trimming $805.3 million of spending that still doesn’t close the state’s $9.2 billion deficit.
More than a quarter of subsidy programs by U.S. states targeting job creation don’t require verification that recipients meet their goals, according to a group that is critical of the development incentives.
New York Governor David Paterson said he will call an extraordinary session of the state Legislature for July 28 to consider measures to complete the spending plan for the fiscal year that began April 1.
New York lawmakers expect to adjourn without considering a $1 billion package of tax and revenue measures needed to pay for spending bills they passed two days earlier, Senate Democratic leader John Sampson said.
As New York lawmakers debate an emergency spending bill to keep the government running for another week, agency heads and their 150,000 workers are making contingency plans if the measure fails, leaving the state without authority to pay all its bills.