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Budget Cuts Necessary to Close Gap

It’s obvious to me, many of my constituents, businesses, taxpayers and good government groups that New York needs to trim spending. Amazingly, with all of our new taxes and fees, we have a $2.1 billion deficit we need to close in our current budget due to the recession. […]

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Study Reveals Importance of Quest to Keep and Find Doctors

A report published recently indicates that the growth in demand for physicians will outpace the growth in supply. “New York Physician Supply and Demand Through 2030” published by the New York Center for Health Workforce Studies forecasts a gap of between 2,500 and 17,000 physicians by 2030. Experts estimate the gap will widen if New York-trained physicians leave the state at a higher rate in upcoming years. […]

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State’s Financial Picture Worse than Anticipated

The State Comptroller’s Office recently released its quarterly cash report. The report states that revenues are about $305 million below what economists projected for the April through June 2009 period. The report is significant because it is the first actual look at estimated income tax payments for the year. By that measure, the Comptroller predicts we’ll be in for mid-year budget cuts again this year. […]