Month: October 2008

A "one-house budget" is the way the optimists in Albany are describing the plan by the Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, and his fellow Democrats to raise by 1 percentage point taxes on New Yorkers who earn a million dollars a year or more. Ne Read More

So now we know how much money the state has to spend in its next budget - and how much it doesn't. That's an achievement in itself. For years, the governor, Assembly and Senate each held to their separate revenue projections, and for years the differ Read More

To say that the reform agenda that Eliot Spitzer campaigned for as a gubernatorial candidate has been largely unachieved would be an understatement. After barely a year in office, in which tales of his administration’s alleged dirty tricks and thre Read More

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