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A.M. Roundup: Cuomo puts kibosh on possible pork barrel funding

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Good morning. “Where do you see yourself in 12 years?” If you asked Tom DiNapoli that question in 2007, he might've said “as the lieutenant governor.” Although he flirted with the idea, DiNapoli ended up the state's comptroller - and he has no plans leaving the post. DiNapoli joined the Capitol Confidential Podcast to discuss his interesting journey and the makings of a state comptroller. Start your Monday the right way - and crank up the pod! Lawmakers passed the state budget last month, and given how particularly tight this year's budget was following an unexpected shortfall, Gov. Andrew...
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