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  •  It's not about the sunset either. (1+ / 0-)
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    If he's still in office when the sunset comes up, he can either get it extended or claim it's not his fault the legislature didn't extend it and stick the school districts with the bill - just like the state stuck the counties with the Medicaid bills.

    The sunset exists for one reason:  fucking with out year budgeting.  A 5 year sunset means that the Division of Budget can ignore the cost of that spending in it's long term budget forecasting, making it look like the state will be running a bigger surplus (or less of a deficit) than it really will, all of this of course attributed to Cuomos leadership.

    That's why NY has so many programs with sunset dates - pure budgeting gimmicky.

    Obviously, I've spent WAYYY too much time in Albany...  LOL

    "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

    by Darth Stateworker on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 08:44:55 PM PDT

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