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Reviewing the State of the State

Reviewing the State of the State

Did Governor Cuomo help or hurt himself by taking a regional approach to the annual message?

NYN Throwdown: Bartoletti v. DeWitt

NYN Throwdown: Bartoletti v. DeWitt

Veteran Capitol observers battle in our latest quiz show.

Chairman Cox rips Cuomo's approach to State of the State

Chairman Cox rips Cuomo's approach to State of the State

GOP leader says Cuomo should be speaking directly to legislators.

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Tax on rich contentious part of the new budget

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest, known as the millionaires’ tax.

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NYN Throwdown: Bartoletti v. DeWitt

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Veteran Capitol observers battle in our latest quiz show.

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Cuomo's signature Start Up plan is revised

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One of the governor’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in Cuomo’s new state budget. Start Up New York is being rebranded, as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.

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Concern over school aid funding changes

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School funding advocates worry that Governor Cuomo setting up for another political battle with over school aid next year, in a little-noticed provision in his new state budget.

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34 Years ago: The Sing Sing hostage crisis

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Prisoner takeover almost derailed new Cuomo administration

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Cuomo budget is more than a spending plan

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Governor Cuomo’s budget is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Cuomo’s also put a number of unrelated changes into the spending plan- everything from allowing ride-hailing services to expand in the state to enacting ethics reforms.

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Cuomo waits until evening to release budget plan

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. Cuomo spent Tuesday rolling out his spending plan to individual groups of lawmakers in private briefings, then at night, released details to the public.

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Lawmakers react to Cuomo's budget plan

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. The spending plan was outlined to some lawmakers at a lunch at the governor’s mansion, but won’t be available to the public until later this evening.

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Cuomo's budget due Tuesday

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Governor Cuomo is due to release his budget on January 17th. Revenues are down, and the repeal of Obama Care could cost the state billions of dollars. Karen DeWitt has a look at what to expect.

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Disabled groups seek money in budget to pay better wages

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Governor Cuomo is due to release his budget on Tuesday, and agencies that work with the intellectually disabled are among those hoping for more funds. They say they need help in order to pay their workers the new, higher minimum wage.

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