Katherine Brezler Statement on TFA Concept

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I agree with Senator Jeff Klein in saying I am not interested in putting collective bargaining in jeopardy within New York, or anywhere, at any time. Our unions’ purpose is to protect our employees and keep them safe. They must be allowed to continue their mission. The current paradigm for the Transitional Financing Authority is proposed to bond out debt …

eHeziKatherine Brezler Statement on TFA Concept

Current Commentary: A VAT Made In America BY Larry M. Elkin

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Scarsdale, NY, August 5, 2010 – The United Kingdom has one. Canada has one. So do Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and Spain. But the United States does not. The value-added tax, or VAT, is a kind of national sales tax that has become a key source of government revenue in developed nations around the world. While many Americans have never heard of the tax, …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: A VAT Made In America BY Larry M. Elkin

The Shaky State Budget: Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY Edmund. J. McMahon

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New York finally has a new state budget—more or less. On Aug. 3, the state Senate passed a bill containing nearly $800 million in tax hikes and other provisions that represent the final piece of the budget for the fiscal year that began April.  Passage of the 2010-11 appropriation bills was completed by the Legislature June 28–after which Gov David Paterson vetoedthousands …

eHeziThe Shaky State Budget: Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY Edmund. J. McMahon

Astorino Directs Department Heads to Develop Plans that Cut 20 Percent

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 WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 21, 2010 — Six months into 2010, the projected deficit for next year remains enormously high  despite ongoing efforts that have shaved off more than $36 million, County Executive Robert P. Astorino said today.

eHeziAstorino Directs Department Heads to Develop Plans that Cut 20 Percent

The 2010-2011 Budget BY JOHN MURTAGH

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YONKERS, NY, July 15, 2010 — After three months of often difficult discussions and negotiations, the City Council last night adopted the City's 2010-2011 Budget. Had the Council not adopted this budget, the City was facing the certain prospect of default and municipal bankruptcy within  the next two weeks.

eHeziThe 2010-2011 Budget BY JOHN MURTAGH

Sales Tax Revenue Collections Slump 8.7 Percent in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

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 YONKERS, NY, July 12, 2010 — Sales Tax revenue collections were up 25 percent throughout Westchester; comparing most favorably with Rockland's 3.2 percent negative collections and Putnam’s 1.3 percent negative collections. Upon closer inspection however, Westchester cities did not fare as well as the county overall:

eHeziSales Tax Revenue Collections Slump 8.7 Percent in Yonkers BY HEZI ARIS

The Shaky State Budget: A Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY E.J. McMAHON

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New York finally has a new state budget—more or less.   NEW YORK, NY, July 7, 2010 — On June 28, the Legislature passed the last in a series of appropriation bills authorizing spending for the state’s 2010-11 fiscal year, which began April 1.  Gov David Paterson promptly vetoed thousands of line items added by the Legislature, mainly legislative pork-barrel …

eHeziThe Shaky State Budget: A Preliminary Overview and Analysis BY E.J. McMAHON