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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

Dems Pledge More Money for Municipalities

Assembly Democrats say local cities, towns, and villages should get more money in the new state budget to help curb rising property taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki's Proposed Tax Cuts Raise Questions

Governor George Pataki, who earlier this week announced that the state has a $2 billion dollar surplus, is proposing a range of tax cuts. Not all government leaders believe that the state can afford the governor's proposals. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State Says Towns Overpay For Snowplows

A new audit issued by the state comptroller's office has found that north country towns are paying tens of thousands of dollars too much for new snow plows. Alan Hevesi blamed the over-spending on a flawed bidding system used by local governments. The report found that several towns failed to buy their new trucks from the lowest bidder. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

State Approves St. Lawrence County Fuel Tax Suspension

St. Lawrence County residents won't have to pay full sales tax on heating fuel this winter. The state agreed to let the county suspend its 3% share beginning December 1st. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Cut

The chair of the Assembly Energy Committee says it might not be a good idea to cut state gasoline taxes right now. At a hearing, Assemblyman Paul Tonko says while he's open to the idea, the money might be needed to assist schools and low income people with higher heating bills this winter. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Sayward Says Gas Tax Repeal Easy

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward is asking Governor Pataki to call an emergency session of the state legislature to remove the state's gas tax for the rest of the year.  Go to full article

Bruno Predicts Gas Tax Cap

New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says his Republican members will push this fall for a cap on the state sales tax on gasoline. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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