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Gov. Cuomo outlines 2012 NY budget plan

Local leaders happy with Medicaid relief proposal

— Little said more details on the budget will emerge as meetings convene in the coming weeks, and she'd know a lot more about the details then. She did point out that aid to localities will remain flat at $796 million.

Another problem Cuomo would like to see addressed is program overload. Programs keep getting made in state agencies but not undone, so programs that were relevant in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are still hanging around, bloating budgets. He noted that in New York, 13 agencies administer 91 job training programs, though most are pursuing the same goal. His administration will submit a plan to eliminate hundreds of redundant, obsolete programs to legislature.

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