Despite making over $4 billion of spending cuts in New York's fiscal 1992 budget, Gov. Mario M. Cuomo and state lawmakers are faced once again with a midyear budget gap, this one projected to be $689 million.

Gov. Cuomo and lawmakers both point to the national recession as the culprit and they are expected to meet later this year to hammer out a solution, one that may require even further painful cuts in the budget. Local government could be especially hard hit.

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