CJA Leads the Way to NYS Budget
Governor Cuomo's Larcenous Budget for
Fiscal Year 2014-2015,
Established by CJA's December 11 &
December 30, 2013 Letters
Transcript of Budget Address: January 21, 2014
"The budget process is in many ways
the sentimental (sic) moment in almost any government, and it is no
surprise that Washington gridlocks when they go to do the budget. Why?
Because that is where the money is, right? Why do you rob banks? Because
that is where the money is. That is where the buck stops or in the case
of the budget, more accurately that is where the buck actually starts.
That is where all the rhetoric strips away and that is when it becomes
very real, in the budget, where you are putting the people’s money. And
our budget process in many ways followed that model and has been a
metaphor for New York’s past problems and it has also been a metaphor
for the success that we have had in reforming government."
Governor Cuomo's Budget, as posted on his Division of the Budget website
Legislative & Judiciary Budgets,
as presented by the
Governor's Division of Budget
Governor Cuomo's Commentary on the Judiciary Budget
The Governor's Combined Budget Bill for Judiciary & Legislative
Appropriations -- S.6351/A.8551
Governor's Briefing Book -- "Restoring Public Trust"
Part H: Subpart A -- "Public Trust Act"
Part H - Memorandum
"The Public Trust Act, Campaign Finance Reform and Public Campaign
Department of Law
429-438 Dept of Law
Governor's press release
video of January 21, 2014 budget address
"...Budget maintains fiscal
responsibility and builds on past three years of success
Governor Andrew M.
Cuomo today delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address...
“In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of
control spending that catered to special interests and created a fiscally
dilapidated and unhealthy New York. But over the last three years, with
fiscal discipline and responsible policymaking, New York State has turned a
$10 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus and made the government work
again,” said Governor Cuomo. “This year, our budget is more than numbers: it
is an innovative action plan building on the progress of the last three
years by restoring the public’s trust and making New York a state that is
smarter, cleaner, healthier and reimagined for the future.”
New York has undergone a dramatic turnaround in the past three years. In
2011, the New York faced a $10 billion budget gap, symptomatic of decades
during which the State spent beyond its means. Budgets were chronically late
and politics dominated policymaking.
Restoring Public Trust:
2014-15 Executive Budget includes further reforms to ensure New Yorkers have
confidence that their elected officials are serving them honestly and with
transparency. These proposals include new anti-bribery and corruption laws,
public financing of elections, campaign finance reform, independent
enforcement and oversight at the Board of Elections, and disclosure of
outside clients of State Legislators conducting business before the State.
In addition the Budget provides $200,000 to enable JCOPE to operate a
hotline in which State employees or the public can report allegations of
sexual harassment or other violations of the public trust by State
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