Tag: The Cost Of Government

He didn't use the phrase himself, but the property tax credit unveiled yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo is of the type commonly known as a "circuit breaker." Like an electrical switch designed to automatically prevent a power overload, a circuit breaker tax credit is supposed to kick in when homeowners' property tax burdens overload their ability to pay. Cuomo's proposal would not represent a property tax cut but a means-tested state personal income break -- available only to some homeowners, and not available to owners of commercial, industrial or multi-family properties, which pay a hefty share of local taxes. Read More

A nurse at a New York prison raked in more than $630,000 in overtime in less than five years, putting on her time cards that she worked 192 days straight — or every day for more than six months — mostly in 16.5-hour overnight shifts, according to records obtained by The Journal News. Read More

Kathy Miller and her family moved to New York from Pennsylvania. She said they discovered that just about everything here is more expensive. "Income tax is the biggest," said Miller, of Ballston Lake. "It's double here than it is in Pennsylvania. Property taxes, school taxes, groceries, gas, even our car insurance is more in New York State." Read More

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