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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, flanked at Monday's event by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Ulster County Executive Michael Hein. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office, via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/13227891004/sizes/z/in/photostream/">Flicker</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, flanked at Monday's event by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Ulster County Executive Michael Hein. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office, via Flicker

Cuomo pushes property tax freeze as support lags in NYS legislature

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted the aid of some local government leaders to promote his tax freeze proposal, which has been losing ground in the New York State legislature. Cuomo promoted his plan Monday surrounded by several county executives from across the state.

The state legislature doesn't support the plan, but Cuomo says he's signed up 150 local government leaders as supporters.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering the 2014-15 Executive Budget Address. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/12075674644/sizes/z/in/set-72157640020641724/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering the 2014-15 Executive Budget Address. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Do NYS counties have a better property tax cut plan than Cuomo?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is starting a new push for the property tax freeze plan he outlined in his state budget address this January. Meanwhile, 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's campaign is aimed at enlisting the aid of the public to help convince the legislature to approve the plan.  Go to full article
Registration for the STAR exemption, by county. Image: tax.ny.gov
Registration for the STAR exemption, by county. Image: tax.ny.gov

Why you have to register (again) for the STAR exemption

New York state is putting out the word that if you want your STAR Property Tax exemption to continue, you need to register. If you're a homeowner, you probably already know that: The state has, according to a press release, sent letters to all of the nearly 2.7 million homeowners who claimed the exemption last year. But if you've already claimed the exemption, why do you need to register again?  Go to full article
New York State Capitol. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/94064020@N00/4426413686/">Jason Paris</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

How progressive groups see tax reform

Taxes and tax reform are likely to be a major topic in the next legislative session, which begins in seven weeks. Governor Cuomo is relying on two separate commissions for ideas about tax changes, while progressive groups and Republicans in the State Senate are also weighing in.  Go to full article

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

What's still ahead for the NYS legislature

There are three weeks to go in New York State's legislative session. Advocates are pushing hard for two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's agenda items: translating the federal abortion rights in the Roe v. Wade decision into state law, and enacting public financing of statewide political campaigns.

The governor, meanwhile, is focusing on his proposal to bring tax free zones to upstate public college campuses.  Go to full article
New York Thruway. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/">MPD01605</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
New York Thruway. Photo: MPD01605, CC some rights reserved

Thruway authority pulls back on truck toll hike, for now

The New York Thruway Authority, after canceling two meetings where a proposed 45 percent toll hike on trucks was believed to be voted on, now says it needs more time to consider options before going ahead with the controversial proposal.  Go to full article
Theyre just talking about talking and not doing anything.

Protestors briefly "occupy" state budget meeting

Occupy protesters briefly disrupted a state budget hearing at the State Capitol Monday. They said they're angered by inequities in the tax system. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Our corporate tax policy is more akin to Swiss cheese than wed like to think... its filled with holes.

Coalition pushes for closure of corporate tax loopholes

A coalition of labor unions, religious groups, and others is urging Governor Cuomo and the legislature to close what they say are loopholes in the law. As Karen DeWitt reports, they say those loopholes are shielding large corporations from having to pay their fair share of taxes.  Go to full article
Essex County board of supervisors head Randy Douglas
Essex County board of supervisors head Randy Douglas

Douglas: county stretched thinner than ever

Mandate relief--especially on Medicaid costs--was at the forefront of many county leaders' minds at the annual meeting this week of the New York State Association of Counties.

In his budget address January 17th, Governor Cuomo laid out a plan for the state to take over increases in Medicaid costs over the next few years--but some county leaders say that's not enough.  Go to full article

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