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Snag in budget talks: economic development funds

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says one of the issues in protracted New York state budget talks is a concern that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is controlling billions of dollars of economic development without enough input from legislators. Silver says Cuomo’s new system of nearly a dozen economic development “zones” statewide lacks enough input by state legislators who know their districts’ needs. Silver says too little information was released by the Cuomo administration before projects were picked ...

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