GOP tax bill loots taxpayers in NY


Governor Cuomo called for the state to procure at least 800 MW of offshore wind power via two solicitations, to be issued in 2018 and 2019, resulting in enough clean, renewable energy to power 400,000 NY households.

Cuomo will release details of his proposals during his budget presentation on January 16th.

The state of emergency gives the governor the power to put in place a full region-wide travel ban, but he said he's not doing that yet, WCBS 880's Alex Silverman reported.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he plans to rip a page out of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's playbook by forcing private companies that do city business to disclose claims of sexual harassment against their employees. The new federal tax law caps the income tax deductions to $10,000 for both local and state taxes. They're eliminating that. So you're now paying two taxes - you pay a tax to the state, or a tax to the local government.

Cuomo's other likely argument, that the GOP tax law violates the Constitution's Tenth Amendment's guarantee of state sovereignty, may also not stand up in court, according to Shanske.

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"It's going to be a productive and empowering year", predicted Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York. "While any constitutional challenge is pending, the governor's three-part strategy would provide more immediate and timely relief to New Yorkers by taking advantage of the tax-reduction provisions now in the revised code". He pretty much said that it robs blue states to help finance tax cuts in red states.

He spoke about the affordable housing and homelessness crisis we face across the state while threatening to freeze funds for localities that he feels are not doing enough to combat the crisis, ignoring all of the work that we have done in New York City and threatening, in effect, to make that work for more hard.

State-level bail reform may be the central criminal justice reform of 2018, particularly given Attorney General Jeff Sessions' lack of interest in federal reforms and given the new drug war panic sparked by opioid-related deaths. He told the audience that he will implement a plan to restructure the present payroll tax and the current income system. "In fact, any attempt to broadly displace the PIT with a payroll tax would be fraught with mind-bending complications and virtually impossible to implement", he said. I didn't expect to see the microcontent that was included previous year in it. He made mention of increasing youth employment, but failed to highlight the Summer Youth Employment program here in New York City which I worked with my colleagues to expand to historic levels, now providing 70,000 jobs.

"While we continue to try and keep our taxes as low as possible, the tax cap should recognize that certain capital improvements should be exempt from the cap calculations", Wood said.