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Legislation & Policy
9:26 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Business groups knock Cuomo's tax freeze plan

Both houses of the legislature are making changes to Governor Cuomo’s tax freeze plan in their budget proposals. And now, small business groups are speaking out, saying the proposal favors some homeowners, at their expense.

The State Assembly’s budget replaces Cuomo’s plan to distribute widespread rebate checks to homeowners with an alternative to benefit New Yorkers who can least afford to pay their property taxes. The Senate is also making changes, even though Republicans in the majority say they still want to reduce property taxes.

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Legislation & Policy
3:48 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Assembly presents budget resolution

Assembly Democrats say there should be more money for schools and the environment, and major changes to Governor Cuomo’s plan to freeze property taxes. It’s all part of a one house budget resolution, the first step in reaching agreement on a final spending plan by the end of March.

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Legislation & Policy
2:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Fate of estate tax provision uncertain in NYS Assembly

Next Wednesday, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Cuomo.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New York Now and public radio stations,  says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.

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Legislation & Policy
8:58 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Growing unease over Cuomo's tax freeze plan

There’s growing unease over Governor Cuomo’s tax freeze plan. 100 local government officials have signed a letter opposing the plan, and there are signs that the legislature may modify what critics have called an overly complex proposal when the Senate and Assembly release their one house state budgets.

100 local government leaders have now signed a letter opposing the Governor’s tax freeze plan. And the lobby groups for the state’s counties, cities, and school boards are voicing numerous concerns. Tim Kremer is with the State School Boards Association.

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Legislation & Policy
8:45 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Cuomo starts new push for tax freeze proposal, counties offer alternative plan

Governor Cuomo is starting a new push for his property tax freeze plan, while counties in the state say they have a better idea, which they say could result in lower property taxes in New York for even longer.

Cuomo has begun a new campaign, to promote his multi-part property tax freeze plan. It’s aimed at enlisting the aid of the public to help convince the legislature. A video features average homeowners and advocacy groups endorsing his plan.

“Lower our property taxes,” say various people identified as homeowners and standing in front of suburban looking homes.

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