Kathryn Wylde

The Empire

Kathryn Wylde on why big biz in NYC can support Cuomo's tax overhaul

Monday, December 05, 2011

Speaking on behalf of the Partnership for New York City Kathryn Wylde,the group's president, laid out the argument on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning for contingent support from the city's big business community for the initial details of Governor Andrew Cuomo's forthcoming tax overhaul.

The support is a reversal of sorts for the Partnership, which had been bitterly opposed to the continuation of the so-called millionaires' tax on higher-income earners that's set to expire at the end of the month. Now, Wydle says Cuomo's approach, which would reportedly keep upper income rates higher than what they'll be after the sunsetting, is balanced approach her membership can live with.

"He is proposing, 'Let's relook at our overall spending and tax program, and see what we can do together to even things out,'" Wylde said on the show. "If we take that measure we can accept revenue increases coming out of, whether it's reducing tax loopholes or temporarily raising rates, there has to be a transition to longer-term fiscal responsibility."

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Occupying Democracy: Spitzer, Wilde on Confronting Inequality

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Interests like Greg David and [Kathryn Wilde] lobby vociferously against the very expenditures that would make investment in education and infrastructure possible...I'm not stereotyping, I'm talking fact. F-A-C-T, fact.

Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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MTA Chief Jay Walder's Abrupt Resignation Leaves Many Stunned

Friday, July 22, 2011


The head of New York’s transit agency abruptly announced he was leaving after less than two years on the job. The news took almost everyone by surprise, including some of his closest advisers. Top leaders in government and business learned only as the MTA was making the announcement public Thursday afternoon.