Sheldon Sliver

New York News
4:34 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NY Bill Would Prohibit Official Frequent-Flier Points

Credit wikipedia/nys assembly

A proposal would prohibit New York government officials from collecting frequent-flyer benefits earned through travel paid by taxpayers. The bill is aimed at state officials who pocket free airfare and luxury hotel stays based on taking trips nationwide and internationally while on state business.

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New York News
9:28 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to work another day on budget agreement

From left, New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York State lawmakers are close to agreeing on a new state spending plan that would include a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy, and raise the minimum wage.  They failed to seal a pact Monday night, but say they will be back Tuesday morning to try again.

Senate Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein , after a closed door leaders meeting, say they are hopeful that up to $700 million dollars in tax cuts for business and the middle class could be in the state budget.

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