Tag: David Paterson

"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

Last week, about Governor Paterson's somewhat puzzling implying (seemingly) that his 2011-12 budget would result in a $1 billion surplus that he would use to finance a property tax circuit breaker.  "If the governor is saying that the four-year fi 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

A news release from Governor David Paterson he is proposing "significant spending reductions" in the he is releasing today.   If only it were true. The net budget "reductions" sought by the governor consist largely of cuts in projected baselin Read More

Some thoughts on Governor Paterson's today that he expects his forthcoming 2010-11 Executive Budget to result in a 2011-12 "surplus" of $1 billion that he will propose using for "property tax relief" in the form of a new "circuit-breaker" income tax 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

New York is running out of cash, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli today.  The situation would be worse if Governor Paterson had not , prompting the New York State United Teachers union to file a against him. But don't worry-- will soon be bailing us Read More

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