A Gem in the SAGE brush by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

The Governor's Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission issued an overdue presentation to the Governor on December 15, 2011.  Tucked away on page 42, is one proposal the Governor needs to embrace with open arms: taking over the adminis...

Jobs for Youth: Hype or Hope? by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

A new $62 million plan to promote employment for unemployed inner-city youth was part of this week’s tax increase deal between Governor Cuomo and the Legislature. Like the rest of Wednesday’s legislative package, the youth employment provisions w...

A “more open and engaged process” — not! by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

Gov. Cuomo's tax-hike package -- according to him -- is an "extraordinary benefit to the state ... that the state desperately, desperately needs to help turn around this economy." E.J.'s been covering all the reasons why this is not what New York n...

Cuomo pitches his tent** by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Just a few weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to get the “Occupy Albany” tent people arrested. This week, he hasn’t just caved to their main demand—he’s also begun to sound more like them.

Debating the tax increase by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center squared off against former state Assemblyman Richard Brodsky on a segment of NY1's "Inside City Hall" last night. E.J. began by informing moderator Errol Lewis that Governor Cuomo's special session deal with the Leg...

A tax hike masquerading as a “jobs program” by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

A 21st Century Rip Van Winkle, awakening after a two-year catnap, might assume based on this morning’s newspaper headlines that David Paterson had been elected governor in 2010. But after rubbing his eyes and donning his reading glasses, old Rip would discover that the governor now getting ready to execute an 180-degree turn on taxes — just as Paterson did in 2009 — is none other than Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo’s income tax canards by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Governor Cuomo’s tax-hike spin machine is in overdrive. The governor just issued an “op-ed” on tax reform that claims the state’s current income tax code “is just not fair,” implying strongly that filers with low-incomes pay taxes at the same rate as millionaires.
1 39 40 41 47