Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission has determined that corporate tax breaks totaled $1.8 billion last year. “If you eliminated all the credits, you could cut business taxes enormously for everybody,” one official told the New York Daily News.
David Cay Johnston, a friend of Investigative Post, reports for Newsweek about the federal government’s growing hostility to requests for documents and data from journalists under the Freedom of Information Law.
The Albany Times Union explains the many nuances involved in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to export the model used to develop a nanotechnolgy sector in Albany to other other upstate cities, including Buffalo. The plan here involves developing clusters focused on energy, technology and medical.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Chris Collins were tight when the latter served as Erie County executive. They’ve teamed up again to endorse tax breaks to help Delaware North move to new digs. Between them, Brown and Collins have received $18,900 in campaign contributions from Delaware North and members of the Jacobs family.
Liz Benjamin’s highly regarded political blog pieces together the finger pointing that’s already started in the wake of Tuesday’s bad night for the party.
An outside perspective on the slow but steady comeback of a neighborhood thanks to a “D.I.Y., roll-up-your-sleeves community-building ethos.”
Proposition One was approved by voters statewide, but a majority of the electorate casting ballots in Erie and Niagara counties opposed the expansion of casino gambling. The proposition also failed to carry the counties that are home to Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.
Analysis in Viewpoints section ties together the reporting done by Investigative Post over the past two weeks on pollution problems that pose a challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to open Gallagher Beach to swimming.