Luckily for federal taxpayers, the federal government will be prosecuting NY Medicaid fraud, because Andrew Cuomo dropped the ball on such prosecutions while he was Attorney General. And, although NYC is named in this federal complaint, NY State had to pay it's larger share of this fraud. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement, "The City's alleged conduct has resulted in patients receiving more services through the program than necessary or warranted by their condition, resulting in substantial additional costs to taxpayers,"
Cuomo was aware of many other Medicaid frauds while Attorney General as reported on this blog and NY State will have to pay the piper (US government) with refunds (at least $1.6 billion are reported on this blog) which Cuomo has ignored in his budgeting.
Cuomo had lots of publicity for his efforts, "
"Illinois lawmakers approved a 66 percent increase to the personal income tax overnight, and soon, your paycheck will be shrinking." Illinois "tried" and didn't find enough budget cuts. Andrew Cuomo and his committees headed nowhere "tried."
Remember the promised 5% cuts for Cuomo's staff. That didn't apply for, "Richard Bamberger, who has served as director of communications for Andrew Cuomo. According to state payroll records, Bamberger was paid $140,000 in the office of attorney general, and is now up to $169,100 working for the governor’s office."
It's coming: "I'll explain everything; it's isn't my fault; I tried; more taxes is the responsible thing."
What are the odds, now, for a unpromised tax increase?