FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2011 file photo, a man talks on a phone outside the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. In Albany, the budget process is often compared to the old Soviet Politburo ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2011 file photo, a man talks on a phone outside the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. In Albany, the budget process is often compared to the old Soviet Politburo - but, some say, more secretive and more in the red. Despite a reform bill that passed two years ago, legislative leaders still craft budget bills behind closed doors and send them out for a quick vote. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll, File
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 9:14 AM EST