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.
Gov. Hochul's budget not only asks city residents to cover the largest chunk of the MTA's budget gap, but does so in part by continuing long-running practices that essentially under-fund the MTA by millions of dollars each year.
The fight to fill the MTA's fiscal hole is entering the dreaded Punt Zone, where elected officials from the governor and the State Legislature to the mayor all unite to say someone else has got to solve their problem.