Albany is Changing

February 3, 2011 Updated Feb 3, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 3, 2011 Updated Feb 3, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT

Just back from a couple of days in Albany. We were dispatched to cover Governor Cuomo's new budget release.
In 24 years here in Buffalo, I have travelled to the capital numerous times, but this time I noticed something different. For the very first time I actually heard the politicians all agree on something. Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Conservatives, it didn't matter, they all now agree that government spending is out of control and something has to be done.
While there are certainly parts of the Governor's plan that some don't agree with, overall, every Lawmaker I spoke with agreed with the proposal in general. This fact alone is a major change from what we have seen in the past. While this new budget is definitely going to cause some pain, for some, I predict we are going to see most of it put into law, and for the first time in a long time it will most likely be passed on time. We'll see what happens and as always we will keep on top of all the developments on our newscasts and on the web.