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View Diary: Renegade Democrats keep NY state Senate in GOP hands, Cuomo complicit (338 comments)

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    But there are lots of things that have passed out of NYC's control, notable among them items like municipal pension benefits, which the legislature controls ever since our fiscal crisis of the '70s. As the price of various bailouts over the years, upstate Republicans have gotten to exert more control over us downstaters. And if other illustration were needed, you just have to look at school funding statewide, where (on a per-pupil basis) NYC gets screwed.

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