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Cuomo sets time for budget, but not the place

Jan 27, 2011 6:59 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo has set a time of 1 p.m. next Tuesday, February 1, for the formal release of his first-ever state budget although no place for that release has been formally set yet. According to the Times Union, speculation is that the event will take place om the Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre in The Egg, the steep-pitched performing arts center just off the Concourse in the Empire State Plaza adjacent to the Capital, where Gov. David Paterson made his budget pitch last year. Final logistics as to the location are likely to be settled today, according to sources.
Paterson’s appearance last year was somewhat bittersweet for The Egg: It got a statewide profile but learned that it would lose $600,000 and have to merge with the New York State Theatre Institute. The Egg ended up getting about half of its funding back in the final budget, while NYSTI’s fortunes took a troublesome turn three months later. The Troy-based children’s stage company went belly-up at the end of the year.