The 2011-12 budget proposal may not be out yet, but the PR campaign is getting underway.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will begin a statewide tour Thursday aimed at drawing people into the state government and building popular support for his goals. Those plans include a property tax cap, reduced spending in the budget and an overhaul of ethics laws. Cuomo’s budget will be presented on Feb. 1.
Cuomo’s tour, which begins with a stop in Jamestown in western New York, starts the same week as the Committee to Save New York, a non-profit group funded by businesses and some private-sector unions, begins its statewide media push for Cuomo’s budget goals.
Cuomo, speaking today, said there was no coordination with his office and the committee. He also sidestepped a question on whether the committee should reveal its donor list, which it is not obligated to do under the law.
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