ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 union members demonstrated in Albany on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to block New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to cut the taxpayer cost of pensions for future public workers.

Republican and Democratic legislative leaders made it clear Cuomo is still facing a battle for his high-priority budget proposal and he's going to have to deal with union leaders first.

Republican Sen. Thomas Libous said Cuomo's plan "needs a lot of work."

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