A budget deal’s been reached in Albany, just ahead of the April 1st deadline. Governor Cuomo had been fighting hard to include policy into the budget, in particular sorely-needed ethics reform. Details are scarce, but expect more news to come out as the budget is signed.
The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.