Budget Finale: He shoots…he scores?
May 18th, 2006

From March Madness to May Mayhem the final budget was released last Friday in a full report.†

Legislative Gazette 5/1/2006.† Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Hoops–Gov. Pataki shooting around†with the University at Albany bball team after a lunch honoring the team’s success.†

Time to update your†fantasy budget negotiations†league stats.

Resulting Budgets:

2006-07: balanced

2007-08: projected†gap of $3.7 billion

2008-09: projected gap of $4.3 billion

Team Numbers:

Governor vetoes: 207 items and the entire “revenue” bill

Legislature overrides: 165 items, including many education funding and member appropriations.

Constitutionality questions raised during the season: numerous

Player Stats:

Number of Governors potentially running for president: 1

Number of legislative seats up for election this fall: 212

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