TAX http://wamc.org en Tax Hearing Set For Monday http://wamc.org/post/tax-hearing-set-monday <p>New York Governor Cuomo’s tax commissioner is set to testify before a legislative budget hearing Monday morning, and he’s expected to get plenty of questions about a plan to freeze property taxes and cut some income taxes. Critics, who are also scheduled to speak, say the governor should focus more on the lower income New Yorkers, as well. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:57:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 83438 at http://wamc.org Tax Hearing Set For Monday 5/20/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br><a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/have-new-controversies-hurt-obama-has-gop-overreacted/?hpt=hp_t2">Obama Poll</a><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/19/student-debt-weighs-on-overall-economy/2321133/">Student Debt</a><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-report-yahoo-board-acquire-tumblr-11-billion-20130519,0,1922681.story">Yahoo buys Tumblr</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Odato-IG-report-Work-of-rogue-tax-squad-sloppy-4529857.php">IG report: Work of rogue tax squad sloppy at best</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sampson-earmark-missing-4529790.php">Sampson earmark missing</a></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 David Guistina 65101 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-patricks-tax-plan-meets-mixed-reviews-0 <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving mixed reviews to Gov. Deval Patrick's call to hike the state's income tax while also cutting the sales tax.</p><p>Senate President Therese Murray said she applauded Patrick's ambition but added the "the devil's in the details."</p><p>Fellow Democrat, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, said Patrick's proposal gives lawmakers a lot of food for thought, but said he didn't think the proposal could pass or fail based just on what Patrick said.</p><p>Republicans lawmakers were more critical.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:24:53 +0000 Associated Press 55926 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews NY, Local Governments Butt Heads over Next Crisis http://wamc.org/post/ny-local-governments-butt-heads-over-next-crisis <p>The next government fiscal&nbsp;crisis is boiling over in counties and municipalities, and taxpayers again are catching the heat.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>New&nbsp;York&#39;s state Legislature chose not pass the urgent pleas of local governments including Rockland County, the City of Long Beach, Suffolk and Nassau counties, Buffalo and Newburgh during the 2012 legislative session that ended last week.</p><p>The local governments sought permission to spread debt payments or increase local sales taxes, among other measures.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:04:40 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41919 at http://wamc.org NY, Local Governments Butt Heads over Next Crisis NY Finding Way to Cheer Beer Brewers http://wamc.org/post/ny-finding-way-cheer-beer-brewers <p>New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos says he expects a deal to be announced soon to maintain a price break for beer, which has helped New York&#39;s craft brewers grow. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>A Belchertown, Massachusetts brewer had successfully sued to eliminate the price break for its New York competitors.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:43:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 40971 at http://wamc.org NY Finding Way to Cheer Beer Brewers