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No more raids, and more raises, for EPF

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo 's budget proposal calls for a $19 million boost in the state's $134 million Environmental Protection Fund, which goes for open space preservation, parks, improving water quality, and recycling and waste disposal projects. That's not a lot, considering the need, but it's better than the zero increase of the last three years, and far better than raiding the fund, as Gov. David Paterson did repeatedly to balance the budget. The principal source ...

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