ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has proposed major reforms in the state budget process.
He says restructuring is needed to better balance spending and revenue, to avoid so called "one-shot" payments, gimmicks to raise cash, and to survive a big drop revenue from Wall Street.
DiNapoli says a better approach is clear and, so far, rarely taken - spend only the amount raised in revenue.
One part of his proposal also gives him control over the budget should both sides of the aisle hold up the process with disagreements.
DiNapoli said Tuesday, "I think everyone agrees that wee need to do things in a different way we are giving a roadmap on how we can do it in a better way."
DiNapoli himself is now asking for publics support.
He is asking the public to write their lawmakers and encourage them to push for change.