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  • Cuomo proposes state tax overhaul to counteract federal reforms

    01/17/2018 8:08:11 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 16 2018 | Kirstan Conley and Danika Fears
    In a desperate move to “thwart” the federal tax overhaul, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday he wants to make sweeping changes to the state tax code as he unveiled his new $168 billion budget plan. The governor’s proposal would shift the state from collecting an income tax paid by individuals to a payroll tax paid by businesses — which would be fully deductible by businesses on federal returns. ... > snip < ... To close the state’s $4.4 billion budget deficit, Cuomo proposed $1 billion in new taxes and fees.
  • NY state, foundations poured money into Syracuse grocery that has closed. Again.

    01/10/2018 6:58:03 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 01.10.18 | By Teri Weaver
    Eat to Live, the food cooperative on the city's South Side, has closed again. It's the second time in about four years the member grocery store - which was built with more than $1 million dollars in donations from Syracuse University and other area foundations - has shut its doors. The Dec. 31 closure comes after New York state also invested more than $400,000 into the project, money meant to jumpstart the store's operations and create enough work for four full-time employees.... troubles plagued the market from the beginning. Within a couple of weeks of opening, the general manager at...
  • NY taxpayers built $90M factory in DeWitt for firm that walked away, didn't create a job

    01/04/2018 9:06:56 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 77 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 01/04/18 | By Rick Moriarty,
    DeWitt, N.Y. -- In 2014, the development arm of SUNY Polytechnic Institute agreed to build, with $90 million in state money, a factory in DeWitt for an LED light bulb manufacturer. The company, California-based Soraa, agreed to create 250 full-time, high-tech jobs at Collamer Crossing Business Park and to encourage Soraa contractors and suppliers to create another 170 jobs in Central New York. In return, the company would be allowed to lease the factory for $1 a month for 10 years. But the deal with SUNY Poly's Fort Schuyler Management Corp. did not require Soraa to spend any of its...
  • Cuomo says New York will sue over GOP tax law

    01/03/2018 5:01:46 PM PST · by matt04 · 94 replies
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that New York state will sue the federal government over the new Republican tax law, but legal experts are skeptical the lawsuit will hold up in court. Cuomo said New York will challenge a provision of the law that limits how much Americans can deduct from their federal taxes for payments made to state and local governments. Many of the people most affected by that provision live in states run by Democrats, which tend to have higher state and local tax rates. Cuomo, widely seen as a potential contender for the Democratic presidential...
  • Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Lament

    12/28/2017 4:45:56 PM PST · by Brilliant · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | WSJ Editors
    Andrew Cuomo must be getting nervous. The Democratic Governor is worried enough about federal tax reform’s impact on New York that he says the new law may be “unconstitutional” and his state may have to “restructure” its tax code. One out of two isn’t bad for Mr. Cuomo. “We’re going to propose a restructuring of our tax code. I’m not even sure what they [Republicans] did is legally constitutional and that’s something we’re looking at now,” he told CNN on Thursday. “You can change the tax code. You can’t penalize my state because of its political affiliation. There’s never been...
  • Cuomo Copies California Sanctuary State Laws, Pardons 18 Illegal Immigrants

    12/28/2017 2:20:39 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2017
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mimicked California Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to immigration Thursday, pardoning 18 convicted illegal immigrants who were facing deportation. Cuomo, a Democrat, praised himself on Twitter for his compassion, before linking to a New York Times article supporting the move. Cuomo claimed the federal government is “tear[ing] families apart” with the current immigration policy and felt he was taking the “critical step” to defend those who were unfairly targeted.
  • Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    12/14/2017 9:45:58 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    The Post Star ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Not sure the reposting rules from associated press- So I'll just post the link (It's a short article) and summarize- Cuomo is calling for removing firearms from all domestic abuse violators- even minor cases- He claims "Most mass shootings" are done by people with records of abuse against women.
  • The FBI is now investigating the NY Governor’s office

    12/10/2017 10:48:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Over a year ago I wrote about the discovery of a curious aspect of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staffing situation. Nearly half (roughly 40%) of the people working directly for Cuomo were paid by other government departments rather than falling under the payroll umbrella of the executive branch. While not technically illegal in the view of most legal analysts at the time, it was yet another indicator of a general lack of transparency in the state capitol. But as it turned out, that practice continued after it was exposed and crossed over into some other investigations which were already...
  • New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

    12/08/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST | David Klepper
    The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents from both parties and even the U.S. Department of Justice all have used similar staffing methods going back decades, he said. […] The investigation, which was first reported Friday by The Albany Times-Union, centers on the administration’s use of top staffers...
  • FBI investigating Cuomo office's hiring practices

    12/08/2017 4:12:44 PM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Time Union ^ | 12/8/2017 | Chris Bragg
    The FBI is investigating the Cuomo administration's practice of hiring employees to work in the governor's office, while actually paying them through various state agencies and public authorities, the Times Union has learned. The practice of hiring pricey political appointees to work for the Executive Chamber – but paying them through other entities – has allowed Cuomo and prior governors to increase the size of their staffs while escaping criticism for inflating the Executive Chamber budget. In recent months, however, FBI agents have interviewed a number of people who work for the governor's office, but are paid by agencies or...
  • Kellyanne Conway, Chris Cuomo just got in a 22-minute fight about Roy Moore, Al Franken and bananas?

    12/06/2017 7:05:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and CNN co-host Chris Cuomo engaged in a 22-minute yelling match over Roy Moore, tax reform and foreign policy during "New Day" Wednesday morning. Conway, stealing the interviewer role from Cuomo at multiple points in the appearance, asked him if he believed Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., should resign due to multiple allegations of sexual assault against each man. "Let me tell you the hypocrisy we see at every turn. Al Franken is in the Senate right now. He has admitted this. In front of a glowing audience," Conway said. "He...
  • Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov celebrates deadly Manhattan [smip]

    11/01/2017 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/1/2017 | Staff
    “(A)fter he came to the United States is when he started to become informed about ISIS and radical Islamic tactics,” Cuomo said on CNN. “Again, ISIS has gotten it down to a simple formula that they can put on the internet and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to rent a car, rent a truck. But they are cowards and they are depraved.”
  • Chris Cuomo Melts Down Live On Air: CNN ‘Is Not Fake!’

    10/05/2017 4:26:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo lost his cool on live T.V. after OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that CNN was spreading false information about President Trump’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. Mulvaney said that mainstream media like CNN are purposely choosing to only show the “bad stuff” rather than report on all of the efforts by the Trump administration to help the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering. Here’s a flashback to the theatrical fake news CNN was pumping out… CNN traveled to Puerto Rico and interviewed San Juan Mayor Cruz wearing a “help us we are dying”...
  • Fredo Cuomo Confused

    10/03/2017 3:17:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 3 October 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, I have to tell you, sometimes it’s fun to watch Fredo Cuomo on CNN. Fredo has stumbled across a piece of news that has him totally confused, and that is that a law enforcement official has said that the gunman wired $100,000 to the Philippines before his shooting spree. And so Fredo is asking a financial expert, “How could a guy with such a dark heart send money to people in need or whatever in the Philippines?” I guess Fredo knows that the money was not to retire gambling debt to Philippine credit holders but rather was...
  • Puerto Rico: Will Maria make island more of an American priority?

    09/26/2017 4:05:05 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 41 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 26, 2017 | Howard LaFranchi
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   The Caribbean island territory had become nearly invisible in the US political picture. But some say the long road to recovery after Maria could provide the opportunity to build a better relationship with Washington, and a better Puerto Rico. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived in a Maria-devastated Puerto Rico Friday, he brought with him a half-dozen electrical generators – coveted assistance for an island that officials estimate could be without power for months. Yet as appreciated as Mr. Cuomo’s material aid was, his visit underscored the Caribbean island’s precarious status as a United States...
  • NYC-Born Andrew Cuomo Goes On MSNBC — Claims To Be An Immigrant

    09/25/2017 11:52:33 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2017 | Justin Caruso
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York claimed on MSNBC Monday morning that he was an “immigrant,” despite being born in the United States. Host Stephanie Ruhle asked Cumo if, “New York [is] prepared for those people when the airports open to leave Puerto Rico and move to your state?” in reference to the victims of the recent recent disaster in Puerto Rico. Gov. Cuomo stated, “New York is prepared to do whatever we can do to help. We believe in immigration in New York. We are a state of immigrants. I am an immigrant. I’m wholly against this anti-immigrant fever...
  • NY Sheriff Tells Governor Cuomo He Can Keep His Executive Orders To Himself

    09/16/2017 8:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order barring law enforcement officials from inquiring about the citizenship status of suspects during investigations. It would also apply to other state agencies outside of law enforcement in most cases. In other words, rather than just refusing to cooperate with ICE when they seek to deport illegal aliens, Cuomo is raising the bar and basically pretending that we don’t even have any immigration laws.While I’m sure there were plenty of Social Justice Warriors in New York City cheering the announcement, it didn’t go over so well with everyone. That includes...
  • NY governor: Police can't question immigration status

    09/15/2017 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person’s immigration status. The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person’s right to be in the country when they’re the victim of a crime or a witness. It also means state agencies won’t be able to share a person’s immigration status with federal authorities, except in certain situations, such as a law enforcement investigation. …
  • Fredo Cuomo: Why Can’t We Control the Weather? (What a Stupid Question!!!)

    08/31/2017 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | August 31, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Wait ’til you hear this. We have an audio sound bite, Kellyanne Conway and Fredo Cuomo. Now, I have always maintained that Fredo — I gotta be very delicate about this. Well, you know what? I’m not gonna characterize it. I’m gonna let you listen to it and you will conclude exactly what I have about Fredo. I’ll give you a hint, though. After watching videotape of some abuse taking place in Cuba, Fredo said, “When are these communists gonna realize that it’s about equal rights and fair treatment for people?” Fredo, is that what you’ve been told communism...
  • Is there West Nile at the (NY) State Fair?

    08/28/2017 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    by Bob Lonsberry © 2017 ^ | 08/24/17 | by Bob Lonsberry © 2017
    Is there West Nile virus at the New York state fair? That's a natural suspicion that arises out of some unusual conduct Wednesday by the Onondaga County Health Department. Another suspicion that arises is that the department may have changed its practices -- and possibly endangered public health -- in order to avoid hurting attendance at the fair or raising embarrassing questions while the governor was in town. Here's the background. Each summer, the Onondaga County Health Department tests mosquitoes for the presence of the West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis. It does this by placing traps in wet...