Publication Date: June 2010
Publisher: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
Author(s): Robert B. Ward
Keywords: Gubernatorial Powers; Budget Gaps; Fiscal Balances
Strengthening and clarifying the governor's power to keep the state's budget balanced after enactment by the Legislature could help end recurring fiscal crises that harm essential public services, according to this Institute report. Currently, executive impoundment power in New York is far weaker than in Massachusetts and other states.
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