The Government was supposed to release its new federal budget last week but decided instead to wait until after the elections.
Carnegie Hall would not release its total annual budget for the program.
The administration also wanted to reach an accord before releasing its preliminary budget later this month.
All of this sets the stage for the health care debate, which will be joined when President Bush releases his budget next month.
In releasing his budget last week, the Mayor made a point of stressing its benefits to hypothetical residents around the city.
In 2005, Colin Hansen wore new running shoes when he released his only budget.
On the eve of releasing his 2005 budget, the president urged Congress once again to make his tax cuts permanent.
He said that in July the authority would release its proposed budget for next year and that a fare increase "remains a possibility."
Each year, the federal government releases its budget for implementing policies, programs and practices for the following year.
The Clinton Administration releases its Federal budget for 1997.