Update on the state budget negotiations

With the April 1st budget deadline fast-approaching, the New York State Senate and Assembly have both come up with their own revisions to state spending in the coming year.

While the Assembly proposed restoring $483 million in health care spending, the Republican-controlled Senate's plan reinstates $544 million of the health cuts proposed by Governor Spitzer. The Senate budget in particular has come under fire for its lack of fiscal restraint.

Further details in The New York Post and The New York Times.

Spitzer has, in turn, stated that he would consider reinstating a portion of his proposed cuts to Medicaid, according to The New York Sun.

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