Correction: No Forensic Audit Required By Budget Bill

On Tuesday, we reported the state budget included a requirement for a forensic audit of the MTA. That information was incorrect. The document we took that information from was the State Senate’s one-house version of the budget bill, not the final version approved by the full legislature. The budget bill that ultimately made its way to the governor’s desk did not include any audit requirement.


Final Budget Deal Does Not Add to Cuomo’s Transit Raid [Updated]

The final budget agreement reached by Albany leadership will not make additional cuts to transit funding, a state budget division spokesperson confirmed this afternoon. Negotiations with the legislature did not ultimately change the total amount of transit funding from Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget, which raided $100 million from dedicated transit funds. During budget negotiations, it […]

State Sen. Andrew Lanza Defends Stance on MTA Rescue

State Senator Andrew Lanza called this afternoon in response to yesterday’s post about his MTA rescue stance. He first took issue with the characterization of Senate Republicans as "refusing to budge" on a transit funding plan, saying that his conference has effectively been shut out of the process. "If they wanted to come forward with […]