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Despite Early Expectations, NY Budget Includes Tax Increase Extensions

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The new state budget that lawmakers plan to enact this week contains a tax package that includes both tax breaks and tax increases. The spending plan comes just two months after Governor Cuomo said there would not be any new taxes in the budget.

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Opinion: Republican Tom Coburn, Populist Tax Hero?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

You don't see much fiscal sanity from either major party anymore, but the GOP has been especially off the deep end over the last few years. This is why I find it notable that one idea coming from a conservative senator is right in line with the sort of commonsensical fiscal ideas we need more of in our country, to set us on a path to solvency.

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Opinion: Governor 1% & The Rise of the Millionaires Tax

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Governor Cuomo has run a savvy administration. He knows the least he can do to keep liberals satisfied and focuses on keeping conservatives in the room, a balance that has led to success in Albany and popularity around the state. What happens, though, if he loses his grip on progressives ...

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Silver: On Millionaire's Tax, Occupy Protesters 'Not Political Allies'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Albany protesters are gathering in the state capitol to call for an extension to the so-called millionaire's tax. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also supports re-upping the tax, but stopped short of embracing the protesters. 

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The additional tax on taxpayers earning more than $200-thousand a year is set to expire on January 1. Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently opposed extending the tax, but Speaker Silver said that in the coming months, he and others will continue to press for the additional revenue. 
New York voters support extending the millionaire's tax by a two-to-one margin, according to a Quinnipiac poll out today. 

"I don't consider them political allies," Speaker Silver said at a press conference at his Manhattan office on Thursday. "I think they make a point. Clearly they highlight a point of frustration among Americans." 

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Groups Call on NY to Continue Its Surcharge on Millionaires

Monday, October 17, 2011

A coalition of community groups and labor organizations, calling themselves "99 New York," gathered on the steps of City Hall on Monday to renew a campaign to extend the so-called "millionaires tax" beyond its December expiration date.

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Richard Codey on New Jersey Politics

Friday, May 13, 2011

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My feeling is, if you’re the governor, you lead by example, and you can disagree with people, but be a gentleman. And [Christie's] style is different, and that’s his right, no question about it.

Richard Codey, former president of the New Jersey Senate and former New Jersey acting governor, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Gets? How About Earns

Thursday, March 31, 2011

These high-income people "claim", "receive" and "get" their money, according to the two examples above. It's like they're handed checks every week - *poof* - by magic.

-- Karol Markowicz on the unequal language we use to describe inequality

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Millionaire's Tax Giveback Proves No Progressives in Albany

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If our "leaders" in Albany pass a budget that gives back $4.6 billion to the wealthiest residents of state - a state which already suffers extraordinary wealth disparity - it will say only a little about our governor, and much more about a weakened political culture in New York that has allowed our state to stray from its progressive past.

Governor Andrew Cuomo never pretended to like the income tax surcharge on New Yorker's wealthiest residents. During his campaign, he never claimed he'd extend it. Once elected, he made clear his intention to let it lapse. So it's no surprise that he worked out a budget deal that doesn't include it.

It's not a shock. But it is an outrage.

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Behind New York's Budget

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cuomo chose not to take the unions on, to make them enemy, destroy them, take away all the things they've collectively bargained through contracts over the years. I guess that's hopeful. He still philosophically believes that government can do good things and is necessary. A lot of particulars of this immediate budget don't follow through on that broadly, but he's still a believer in left of center politics.

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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