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Cuomo’s Budget Proposal Receives Mostly Positive Reviews

January 23, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014-15 budget proposal Wednesday left local officials with mixed reviews. Though bipartisan support has been shown for several initiatives set forth, a few opposing views remain....

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:14 AM

"The Medicaid health insurance program will also see a 3.8 percent state aid increase.."--buffalo news.

shoulda clarified for the ostriches out there that this is in hudy cuomo's new budget proposal

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:12 AM

Jan-23-14 9:07 AM

wow if any statement has ever deserved a retraction is this one.

lol know the facts hahahahaha.

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:11 AM

"8 states (including New York) either have no time limits on the receipt of cash assistance or provide indefinite benefits for the portion of the welfare payment allocated to children."--ncbi website.

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:08 AM

"Nationally, at least a quarter million TANF cases have been closed due to reaching a time limit since 1996, although about one-third of these closures have occurred in New York, which routinely transfers cases to a state and locally funded program that provides the same amount of benefits as TANF. Most other states do not routinely provide such post-time-limit assistance. It is important to note that time-limit closures account for only 2 to 3 percent of all closures in a typical month. Recipients whose cases are closed due to time limits differ from other welfare leavers in key ways; for example, they are less likely to have a high school diploma and are more likely to live in subsidized housing."--mdrc website.

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:08 AM

"Nationally, a large proportion of TANF households are not subject to time limits, but time limits play a key role in some states. About 44 percent of TANF households are not subject to federal or state time limits because they are “child-only cases” — typically, children living with a relative or families in which the parent is not eligible for benefits. In addition, about half of TANF families live in states that rarely or never close families’ cases because of time limits. On the other hand, a quarter of TANF families live in states that usually terminate benefits after 60 months, and nearly as many are in states with shorter limits."--mdrc website.

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-14 12:06 AM

"No state spends more Medicaid money than New York — $54 billion a year."--nytimes.

nys spent 15+ bil on medicaid in 2012, around 30% of all state expenditures. the kaiser foundation projects that over the next 10 years, nys taxpayers will be on the hook for somewhere around 433 bil for medicaid.--nytimes.

"The Medicaid health insurance program will also see a 3.8 percent state aid increase.."--buffalo news.

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-23-14 4:37 PM

First Public Assistance Grant Increase In 19 Years Now In Effect Posted by Velmanette Montgomery on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 Related committee: Children and Families Related issues: Families The first increase to the basic public assistance grant in nearly two decades took effect on July 1, 2009, providing more aid to individuals and families struggling in poverty during this unprecedented economic downturn. The public assistance grant will be raised again in each of the next two years, resulting in a cumulative 33 percent increase by July 2011.

As of July 1, the basic public assistance grant for a family of three will be $321 a month, up from $291 a month. Approximately 200,000 households -- including nearly 290,000 children-- will benefit from this increase, the first since 1990. The 2009-10 State budget authorized the basic grant increase in each of the next three years, totaling $353 a month in July 2010 and rising to $388 from July 20011 forward. The State will support t

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MacKenzie

Jan-23-14 3:08 PM

Pleasewakeup, the year before Andy Goodell was elected, NY welfare recipients received a 10% increase in benefits, the next year 6% and the year following that another 10%.

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-23-14 9:07 AM

MacKenzie, your information is incorrect. a) there are no 6 to 10 percent increase. b) "welfare", ie TANF, ie, Temporary assistance to NEEDY FAMILIES and medicaid is a federal program. I do not like cuomo, but if your going to make statements, know the facts!

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-23-14 9:05 AM

Regarding the election, I only wish the repubs could find someone that can beat him. So far, its a joke. Bring Pataki back or ask bloomberg to run, then they might have a chance!

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PleaseWakeUp

Jan-23-14 9:04 AM

I am not a cuomo supporter, but overall his budget makes sense. The only confusing part is how are we, the property owners really going to see a reduction in our property taxes?

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Harold

Jan-23-14 8:35 AM

I heard this morning that most of us will receive income tax rebate checks of $350-$500 and property tax rebate checks of $350-$500 just before the November elections.

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madman

Jan-23-14 7:45 AM

Mackenzie, are you talking about Cuomo or GWB?

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MacKenzie

Jan-23-14 7:12 AM

Regardless of what this governor puts in his budget, at election time, remember, he rules very differently! He is not a particularly smart person and would not have gotten this far in politics if his last name wasn't Cuomo and his daddy had not paved the way.

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MacKenzie

Jan-23-14 7:08 AM

Another year, another budget and still no reduction in entitlement spending, no reductions in entitlements. Andrew-the-Cuomo, can put all the tax breaks and reductions in the budget he wants and those are good, but without a reduction in spending, the deficits will have to be made up elsewhere. Welfare and medicaid are the main drivers of spending in this state. This state gives welfare 6-10% increases annually. This state is giving people a lifestyle, not just getting them through tough times. And, still, at budget time...nothing, just crickets from all of our elected officials. Disgusting!

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