State Budget Passes Despite Protests
New York has a new state budget. The spending plan passed on time in the early hours of Thursday morning, but the news was overshadowed by noisy day-long protests at the Capitol.
As Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports from Albany, Hundreds of protesters, upset with budget cuts, marched and chanted, and decried the near- shutdown of access to the Senate and Assembly chambers.
The video box below shows a protester upset with budget cuts outside the chamber Wednesday.