During his first six months in office, New York governor Andrew Cuomo pulled off something of a fiscal trifecta: closing a $10 billion state-budget gap without raising taxes, capping local-property-tax levies, and wringing concessions out of state-government labor unions.
If these accomplishments weren’t quite as “transformational” as Cuomo made them out to be, they certainly restored a sense of direction to a state government that had gone dangerously adrift under his hapless predecessor, David Paterson.
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