How Albany Legislators Live Without a Pay Day

July 27, 2010  |  

(WSJ) — Counties throughout the state, frustrated with the budget impasse, are threatening to do to Albany what Albany has been doing to state legislators during the four-month budget battle: withhold payments.

A story in today’s Journal surveys the county-level angst, which has prompted local officials to consider depriving the state government of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements. The move would be a form of a revenge for the billions in delayed school aid and suspended contracts that stem from the missing state budget.

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