New York NOW

New York Passes 2011-2012 Budget

Season 2011 Episode 15 | 26m 46s

New York's 2011-2012 budget caps spending on education and Medicaid and eliminates 3,700 prison beds to close this year's deficit without raising taxes and cuts next year's projected deficit from $15 billion to $2 billion. State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) calls it a responsible budget, though protesters at the Capitol clearly disagree. 'New York NOW' offers analysis of the new budget.

Aired: 04/01/11

Rating: NR

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