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08 Dec
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Session Concludes on Bipartisan Note

By RICK KARLIN ALBANY — The day after its unveiling, state lawmakers on Wednesday approved an overhaul of the state’s income tax brackets in a way that provides a modest measure of middle-class relief, but increases rates for the state’s ...

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08 Dec
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Behind Rapid Deal on Taxes, Stealth Maneuvering by Cuomo

By Thomas Kaplan ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo first notified the public that he wanted to revise New York’s income tax Sunday afternoon, with e-mail sent to the state’s newspapers, offering them an essay in which he mentioned “comprehensive ...

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07 Dec
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Krueger: Cuomo’s Tax Plan Will Encourage Liberal Legislators to Push For More

By Azi Paybarah Yesterday, I talked to State Senator Liz Krueger, a liberal and a tax wonk, about the emerging details of the governor’s tax plan. What her take boiled down was that if the tax code were reorganized to ...

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06 Dec
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Liz Discusses Gov. Cuomo’s Tax Proposal with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer

Senator Liz Krueger, who represents Manhattan’s 26th district in the New York State Senate, reacts to reports that Governor Cuomo will propose a higher tax rate for high income earners. Listen Here

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06 Dec
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Cuomo’s Tax Plan to Raise Taxes on Rich May Not Go Far Enough For Some Dems

By Azi Paybarah Andrew Cuomo is negotiating his tax plan in private meetings with lawmakers. But the broad outlines of a new tax structure have begun to take shape, and could determine how much support the governor’s plan gets from ...

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05 Dec
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Liz Krueger, ‘Nixon Liberal,” Worries Cuomo’s Tax Plan Just Tinkers With The Real Problem

By Azi Paybarah If Andrew Cuomo makes adjustments to the state tax code that shift more of the burden from poor people to rich people without necessarily generating any more overall revenue for the cash-strapped government, is it truly progressive? ...

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01 Dec
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Cuomo Considers Changing N.Y. Tax Code as Economy Struggles

By Freeman Klopott Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering restructuring New York’s tax code as he prepares a budget that must close a deficit as large as $3.5 billion after a temporary surcharge on those earning at least $200,000 expires Dec. ...

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30 Nov
0

Testimony of State Senator Liz Krueger Before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regarding the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

My name is State Senator Liz Krueger and I represent the 26th Senate District, which includes the East Side and Midtown areas of Manhattan. I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity to testify on the New ...

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30 Nov
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Liz Joins Mark Ruffalo, Debra Winger, Advocates & Electeds in Calling Gov. Cuomo to Reject Hydrofracking in NY

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30 Nov
0

New York City Fracking Hearing Draws Opposition

By Edward McAllister (Reuters) – A final hearing on proposals to lift a ban on drilling for natural gas in New York state drew a crowd of protesters on Wednesday opposing further energy development there. New York City hosted the ...

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