Bill Hammond, a writer specializing in Medicaid issues for the Empire Center’s NY Torch blog, said when he reviewed the budget, it confirmed his suspicion that the administration intentionally underestimated the cost to make it more palatable to taxpayers.
Here’s another reason to celebrate New York’s Earned Income Tax Credit: It measurably improves the health and longevity of those who receive it.
The budget adopted by New York’s Legislature last week was described by Gov. Cuomo as “the best plan that the state has produced . . . in decades, literally.”
If this is truly the “best” New York can do, we’re in even more trouble than we thought.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's guest commentary on his proposed minimum wage increase was filled with the sort of misinformation and half-truths that have propelled the "fight for $15" for months now.
Given how unpopular a minimum wage hike is among key parties in the state, it’s no surprise that some people have been contemplating alternatives.
Governor Cuomo kicked off his RV tour around the state to push for a higher minimum wage this week. They’re calling it the “Drive for 15″, a play on words to the Fight for 15 campaign. Cuomo continues to say that a higher minimum wage would boost the economy without causing layoffs or price increases. E.J. McMahon disagrees with the governor, who mentioned him by name during an event this week. McMahon joins us to discuss.
New York has seldom seen an executive initiative as politically radical or economically reckless as Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a $15-per-hour statewide minimum wage.
EJ McMahon called it “one of he most sweeping and heedlessly risky … steps the state government has ever taken in terms of its impact on the economy.”