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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

NY Won't Enforce Native Tobacco Tax

New York's Tax Commissioner told a legislative budget hearing Wednesday that he would not be enforcing a new law to collect sales tax on some cigarettes sold on native-owned lands. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Tax Credit, or School Voucher?

Governor George Pataki has proposed in his new budget a tax credit for parents of children who live in poorly performing school districts. Parents could use the credit towards private or parochial school tuition. But some Democrats accuse Pataki of sneaking in a school voucher program under another name. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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