“The State Of New York State : 2011”
“New York on the Chopping Block”
“How Will the Deep Slices, Cuts and Slashes Affect Long Islanders?”
Based on projected growth, New York faces a $10 billion deficit! As a result, Gov. Cuomo proposed slashing spending by 3.7 billion dollars which includes, but is not limited to:
- layoffs of up to 9,800 state employees
- 1.5 billion dollars less state aid to schools
- 1 billion dollar cut in Medicaid spending and
- 100 million dollar cut in aid for SUNY colleges.
What do these and other budget cuts mean to Long Islanders? Are we being treated fairly and equally? Why would our children want to stay here?
Please tune in to the “Everything Lidia Radio Show” on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM on WGBB 1240 AM or streaming live online at www.am1240wgbb.com when Lidia is joined by NYS Assemblyman, Andrew P. Raia of East Northport, representing the 9th Assembly District on Long Island, and they discuss “The State of the State”, including the Governor’s new budget , how we got into this mess and whether it can be fixed.