Albany

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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Reform groups: Elections board is "useless"
9:40 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Reformers focus on NY Board of Elections

Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.

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Moreland Commission on Public Corruption
8:31 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Cuomo: not surprised at reaction to Moreland Commission corruption report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Oneida County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick at a July News Conference. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

    

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission issued a scathing report  on Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.

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some support it, others threaten to sue
5:51 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Reformers want NY Moreland report to include public campaign financing

Moreland Act Commission co-chair Kathleen Rice at a Commission hearing on October 29, 2013.
Credit publiccorruption.moreland.ny.gov

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission - the Moreland Commission -  is due to issue a report this week, and  reformers hope it will include public campaign financing for statewide elections. 

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Schools putting more info online
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

NY Education Commissioner addresses student privacy concerns

New York State Education Department Commissioner John King, Jr. (File Photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, answered questions form skeptical lawmakers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.

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