State legislative session breaks for summer

Lawmakers make over economic proposal, shelve equality act BY KATHY KAHN For The Rockland Times Albany’s Legislature broke for the summer on June 20, leaving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious business attraction program bruised but not battered and putting a gambling referendum on the state’s November ballot. “Tax Free New York” now “START-UP NY” The Legislature’s […]

Cuomo’s tax troubles

By Ed Cox, NYGOP chair Originally published in the NY Post Coincidence? Gov. Cuomo has changed the “Tax-Free NY” misnomer on his new economic plan to another optimistic label, “Start Up NY,” after Texas Gov. Rick Perry pointedly called the plan “small ball.” Problem is, under any name it still smells. Texas has neither a […]

Start Up NY is a Bad Deal for New Yorkers

Press release from NY unions Today, unions representing workers all across the state panned Start Up NY (formerly Tax Free NY) as bad policy that lacks any semblance of basic fairness. Among the provisions included in Start Up NY is a misguided exemption from state income taxes for workers employed by entities covered under the […]