N.Y. Budget Head Aims to Meet Deadline, No Deal Yet on Taxes (2)

March 31, 2021, 5:57 PM

New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica said lawmakers were on track to meet a budget deadline this week and that multiple scandals facing Governor Andrew Cuomo haven’t interfered with budget negotiations.

When asked on Wednesday whether allegations of sexual harassment and covering up Covid deaths has complicated budget talks, Mujica said the Cuomo administration and the state legislature were proceeding without distraction.

Robert Mujica
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“The complication is not being in the same room, having to do things remotely adds complexity,” he said in a pre-taped appearance on NY1 on Wednesday.

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