New York tax-free zones

Gov To Visit Colleges To Discuss Tax-Free NY Plan

Jun 24, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting three upstate college campuses to discuss the tax-free zones that were approved by the state Legislature last week.

In May, the governor unveiled his plan to give new employers and their employees 10 years of tax-free living if they locate on or near college campuses in New York state. Last Wednesday, the Cuomo administration changed the plan's name from Tax-Free New York to Start-Up New York.

The Legislature approved the plan on Friday as it wrapped up its 2013 session.

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Deals

Jun 20, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he and legislative leaders have agreed to a jobs program that would offer tax-free zones to new employers.

But Cuomo says he isn't sure how many of his 10 women's rights measures will be passed in the Senate, or if the abortion piece of the package will even reach the floor.

Cuomo has hoped that many of the elements, including combating workplace inequities and discrimination, would become law in these closing days of session.