The week began with Gov. Kathy Hochul announcing the parameters of a conceptual budget deal, which news to Democratic state lawmakers who thoughts they were still working on the state’s overdue spending plan.

Things got weirder from there, with a cyberattack on the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission and more details emerging about the widely panned housing deal.

To break down these headlines, and revisit her past budget trauma, we spoke with Shontell Smith, head of the New York practice and partner for Tusk Strategies.

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