Perhaps New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo can be criticized for a lot of things, but his on time budgets are really quite remarkable. Like it or not, if you are a student of politics his third annual achievement is a thing of beauty. There's a good reason why his budget timing this year is a three-decade record breaker: passing a budget in dysfunctional Albany is really, really hard.
There's a lot of partisanship and rancor in the world of politics. But, after you're in this game for awhile you have to take your hat off to somebody who gets his job done with aplomb - even if you disagree with him on all fronts. So, here's the Governor's victory lap in his own words: