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Gov. Cuomo honeymoon waning black and Puerto Rican legislators growing weary

February 21, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the 40th annual gathering of the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Sunday troubled by his call for unity in a budget he espoused mostly devastating to blacks and Latinos in New York State. While some law makers chanted, “tax the rich” and “stop” the cuts, the budget Cuomo proposed is slashing $1.5 billion in education aid, allowing the surcharge to those earning over $200,000 yearly to expire.

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