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."
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
—Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
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.