Dec 11, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will play host to his latest event that will award about $750 million in job grants to 10 regions statewide.
The Economic Development Corp. event will dispense state tax breaks for new and expanding companies, borrowing authority and cash to the economic development proposals judged to have the most promise in each region. Most involve a partnership with existing companies and local colleges. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — At 10:30 this morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo will announce the winners of this year's Regional Economic Development Council process.
The North Country's Council has established sixteen projects here in our region as priorities to receive state funding. They range from a plan to upgrade Plattsburgh's booming airport to a proposal to improve the port in Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River.
But the big anticipation this year is in Saranac Lake, where two hotel projects are in the works. Brian Mann, our Adirondack bureau chief, joined Martha Foley on the line for a preview. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — Governor Cuomo's tax commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in corporate taxes to a 40-year low.
Cuomo's tax commission is recommending a $1 billion reduction in property taxes, including a temporary halt to local government and school tax increases, as well as a decrease in the corporate tax rate. Upstate manufacturers would pay an even lower corporate tax rate, of just 2.5%. The commission also wants to increase the threshold for the estate tax from the present $1 million to over $5 million. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — New York state's economic development programs lack transparency and accountability at a regional level, according to a new report released Monday by the left-leaning... Go to full article
Dec 10, 2013 — Common Core is making its way into classrooms across New York state. The new standards and curriculum emphasize conceptual learning and critical thinking. But that approach... Go to full article
Dec 10, 2013 — LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) Two Vermont think tanks--one that generally leans right, the other left--are facing off for a series of debates this winter on education policy.... Go to full article
Dec 10, 2013 — Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Cuomo's anti corruption commission's recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not... Go to full article
Dec 09, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Teachers across New York will wear blue and rally for more funding and less testing as part of a national "Day of Action" organized across numerous... Go to full article
Dec 09, 2013 — Governor Cuomo's commission to study tax cuts missed the deadline to report its findings by December 6th, after controversy over former Governor George Pataki's desire to cut... Go to full article
Dec 06, 2013 — After meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she feels more optimistic that the province and the federal government will be able to... Go to full article