Government

NY tax incentives and business subsidies
7:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo announces $750 million in state economic development grants

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the 2012 regional economical development council awards in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The money will fund 824 projects around the state, including several on Long Island.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the decision on which projects to fund came at a regional level.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking ahead of the 2013 Regional Economic Development Awards.

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Response to Cuomo's tax commission
6:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Tim Roske

The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.

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Taxes
7:22 am
Wed December 11, 2013

NY tax commission recommends cuts

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former state Comptroller Carl McCall pose at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Cuomo named Pataki and McCall to a Tax Relief Commission.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in business taxes. 

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legislative response to newtown school shooting
11:39 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Credit AP Photo/Steven Senne

Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

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Conn., unions seek settlement talks
9:45 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. Attorney General withdraws Supreme Court appeal over 2003 layoffs

File-Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland gestures as he leaves a brief news conference at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Rowland vowed to continue working on putting together a state budget despite a suit filed in federal court by state employee unions.
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.

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