The legislative elves of Albany have been busy putting together their responses to Gov. Hochul's proposed budget, a treasured step in the yearly budget dance. On Monday night, we finally learned some details.
The city's independent budget wonks have entered the free buses fray with an analysis of their very own — estimating the cost of eliminating bus fares to be lower than either supporters or skeptics of the proposal have suggested.
Stop the steal! New York State has been underfunding the MTA by hundreds of millions of dollars for decades, quietly reclassifying dedicated county taxes as its own contribution to the transit agency's operating budget.