Tag: Albany

Governor David Paterson began his tenure in the spring of 2008 on a promising note by embracing , almost exactly as proposed by the .  But when the Senate actually passed his bill a few months later, he backed off and dropped the issue. Last year, Read More

The outlook for a timely and fiscally responsible New York State budget is as poor as it has ever been at this point in a fiscal year that ends March 31. [caption id="attachment_2489" align="alignright" width="178" caption="We like NY's proactiv Read More

"Changes in the timing and structure of financial services sector compensation, which have resulted in lower than expected personal income tax [PIT] revenues" led to a $1 billion state PIT shortfall in January, which in turn has helped add $750 milli Read More

In testimony to Albany's Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees, E.J. reminded lawmakers why he's giving them the following counsel: "First, do not add any more to the state's tax burden." A excerpt to remind Albany that we've already Read More

Governor Paterson's 2010-11 Executive Budget carries a hidden New York City personal income tax (PIT) increase for the city's wealthiest households. The increase would result from adoption of Paterson's proposed changes to the state School Tax Rel Read More

Producers of films made principally in New York will receive another $420 million a year in state tax subsidies under Gov. Paterson's 2010-11 Executive Budget.  The proposed allocation of $2.1 billion for the film production credit over the next fiv Read More

Daily News columnist Bill Hammond that the Empire Center's new Blueprint for a Better Budget, which proposes $30 billion in savings over three years, should be "required reading for Gov. Paterson and all 212 members of the Legislature," an Read More

Are New York's public authorities fixed? Little more than a week ago, Gov. Paterson signed a bill to ." But State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem thinks that the convolutions New York's Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) put itself through t Read More


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