Violence in the Home
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New York State needs to establish a fiscal target: a distribution and level of state and local government expenditures, a realistic expectation about federal aid receipts, and an acceptable tax burden for state residents. Carey administration a notable exception, the New York state governments since 1970 have not been willing to ask themselves where the fiscal situation was headed what level of public expenditures could be afforded. If Governor Mario M. Cuomo's administration is ready to question itself on this issue, it would do well to remember four important lessons from the 1980s. Those include long-term fiscal planning; the revenue and expenditure side of the budget must be considered in planning the state fisc; the state and the local government sectors; and fiscal windfalls ought not to be squandered. If higher taxes are not to be the fiscal choice in New York, then a lower rate of growth in government expenditures must be considered.