Staten Island Congressman Dan Donovan, whose borough gets free ferry service to Manhattan, isn't particularly enthusiastic about this new Amtrak proposal to build a rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River. Read More
Tag: Income tax
The stock market turmoil of the last week is a reminder of why it's risky, verging on foolhardy, for New York's state government to depend as heavily as it does on high-income households and Wall Street investors. In the current fiscal year, taxes paid by the highest-earning 1 percent of New York taxpayers—including commuters to jobs in the state—are expected to generate 43 percent of personal income tax receipts, which in turn translates into 27 percent of total state taxes. Read More
The governor who led New York State out of the fiscal crisis of the 1970s died Sunday at the age of 92. Carey’s last great public service came when he emerged from retirement in 2005 to fight a proposed constitutional amendment weakening New York’s executive budget law. Read More
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