Cuomo takes budget-cuts message to Hudson Valley

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) visited the Hudson Valley today to garner support for deep spending cuts intended to solve the state budget crisis.

During a nearly hour-long speech at Manhattanville College, Cuomo repeated themes he outlined in his budget message earlier in the week.

"We keep passing budgets with 13-percent increases, running deficits, increasing taxes," he said. "The businesses are going to leave. The people leave. We're going to wind up here - alone."

According to Cuomo, the most difficult obstacle to overcome will be lobbyists who are entrenched in Albany.

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