Massachusetts and New York also blew past their budget deadlines,forcing stop gap measures and late-night negotiations. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has no Republican opponent yet for his expected reelection bid next year, while Democrats vying for the nomination to challenge Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker accused the incumbent last week of mismanaging the state’s savings.
“Governor Baker’s entire case for being governor is that he’s a good manager,” former state budget chief Jay Gonzalez, one of Baker’s potential Democratic challengers, said in a phone interview. “And the most important thing he has to manage is the state budget. And he has failed miserably at that.”