Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes…

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 17 at 7:28pm ESTby THE CITY The city’s big-business leaders say they find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the suggestion from leaders in Albany that the only way to stem momentum for an income tax increase on the

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Cuomo says New York will have to raise taxes if it doesn’t get $15 billion from federal government

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 19th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a fiscal year 2022 budget proposal Tuesday with plans to raise taxes if the federal government fails to make the state whole from the losses he blames Washington for regarding the COVID-19 emergency. Cuomo outlined two plans.

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New York sees ‘substantially higher’ percentage of businesses close

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square/January 8th, 2021 (The Center Square) – A quarter of businesses in New York closed due to a government mandate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, “substantially higher” than other states across the country, according to a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 25.8% of businesses that closed

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Across 2020, New York went from epicenter of COVID-19 crisis, to low rate of spread, to rising numbers again

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 31st, 2020 (The Center Square) – As Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrapped up his final briefing for 2020 this week, he paused to reflect on the past year. There were 366 days in 2020, but for the past 306, COVID-19 so dominated the landscape that Cuomo has held near daily

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