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March 19, 2020
“Before the Coronavirus outbreak began, New York State government was headed toward its April 1 budget deadline with a spending plan from governor on the table. Whether things looked good or bad depended on one’s perspective.
To state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is charged with monitoring New York’s fiscal health, things looked pretty good. Tax revenues were actually coming above projections.
To Jennifer March, the executive of the Citizen’s Committee for New York, the picture was not as rosy because the governor’s budget shifted costs from the state to the city in a way that she and other advocates feared would squeeze human services.”