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Faso campaigns against expanding bottle deposits

Republican candidate John Faso has made taxes a major focus of his campaign, and he's tried to portray himself as the real tax cutter in the race, although his opponent Eliot Spitzer has also said he won't raise taxes. One particular charge about raising taxes has more than just Spitzer upset. Environmental groups say Faso is mischaracterizing Spitzer's backing of a bill to expand the state's bottle deposit law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer differ on tax cuts

New York's taxes are among the highest in the nation, and both of the major party candidates for Governor say they want to cut them. Eliot Spitzer and John Faso have different views on which taxes, though, need to be reduced. Karen DeWitt looks at the differences in the proposals of the two men.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer talk taxes

When the leading candidates for Governor addressed the state's largest business group on Lake George Thursday morning a main topic of concern was taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Tax Cut Plans Rely on State $

Politicians in New York lately have spent a lot of time talking about how to reduce property taxes. As Karen DeWitt reports, the plans offered all have one thing in common. They rely on a program that uses state funds to subsidize the tax cuts.  Go to full article

Candidates Trade Tax Cut Pledges

The leading Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor Monday offered their plans to cut property taxes at a gathering of the state's mayors. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki, Lawmakers Set Final Priorities

There are only eight days left in the legislative session, and Governor Pataki and legislative leaders seem far from resolving many key issues. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: NY Lawmakers Doing a "Fair" or "Poor" Job

A think tank and prominent polling center have teamed up to put the focus on issues in the upcoming governor's race. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Study: More Money Needed for Poor Schools

An advocacy group involved in the school funding lawsuit against New York State has produced a study saying that more money is needed for poor schools to improve dismal graduation rates. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Property Tax Plan Questioned

Senate Republicans are still trying to convince Gov. Pataki to go along with a plan for property tax rebates. But two recent studies show the plan, based on the STAR property tax reduction program, may be flawed. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Assembly Considers Sales Tax Break on Clothing

The New York State Assembly, in its new budget, wants to reinstate a sales tax break on some clothing sold in the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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