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To close state’s budget deficit, raise taxes or cut spending?

DECEMBER 5, 2019 | by Karen Dewitt | WRVO PUBLIC MEDIA (NEW YORK)

Radio segment, text by Karen Dewitt, includes “… New York state is facing the largest budget gap in several years. The $6 billion deficit is due largely to higher costs for Medicaid … The problem began late in the last fiscal year, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget officials delayed one of the state's monthly Medicaid payments to providers, worth $1.7 billion, for three days in late March so it would count in the new fiscal year that began in April. Since then, the gap has grown worse. …”

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