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You Paid For It: NYS Budget Surplus

Updated: Thursday, August 7 2014, 12:16 AM EDT
ALBANY -- New York State is suddenly in the black.
The Governor said that thanks to things like payments from financial settlements, the State now has a $4.2 billion surplus.  He's trying to figure out what to do with the cash.
What could $4.2 billion do?  Greg Floyd crunched the numbers.
It could cover the cost of the new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, with a little money left over.
According to 2013 toll revenues, he could make the New York State Thruway a freeway for the next 6 1/2 years.
With the average starting salary for a teacher in New York at just more than $43,000, more than 97,000 new teachers could be hired statewide.
Or, if you're worried about out-of-town lawmakers eating and sleeping well enough while they're in Albany, the $4.2 billion could pay their per diem expenses during the legislative session for the next 2,000 years.
You Paid For It: NYS Budget Surplus

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