NY Government Collaborates to Build Uncontroversial Budget

D.C., Behold Albany: Shiny, Happy People Holding Hands
– Crain’s New York Business

Crain’s New York Business quoted Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a senior advisor with the firm’s government and regulatory practice, for an article about the cooperative efforts of Albany lawmakers despite turmoil on the national stage.

According to the publication, New York’s new budget contains something for everyone—including Governor Andrew Cuomo’s free college tuition, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan’s clean water funding, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s education aid and Senator Jeff Klein’s rent subsidies to curb homelessness.

“Each of these leaders is playing excellent chess because they’re doing things that enhance their conference in terms of both politics and policy, but in a way that is not adversarial to the other conferences,” said Gyory. “This is structured in a way that you can see the bridges being built.”

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