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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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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
5:54 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Newtown officials say one-year since shooting should be marked with quiet reflection

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Interim School Superintendent John Reed
Credit Craig LeMoult

With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed.  Officials describe a quite day of reflection.

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Newtown Donations
8:17 am
Wed December 11, 2013

GE reaches out to Newtown by lending workers

The Newtown Recovery Project's Joni Capoccitti and Anne Alzapiedi
Credit The Newtown Recovery Project

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown has received support from all over the world. The donations, media inquiries, and outpouring of both concern and curiosity proved overwhelming for the small Fairfield County town. But among the donors, General Electric Corporation stood out by providing the town something it desperately needed: workers.

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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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