Rep. Joe Crowley thinks he has a way to get Citi Bike to expand into part of his central Queens district. He's introducing a bill in the House to make bike share riders eligible for pre-tax commuter benefits. It would effectively lower the price of a Citi Bike yearly pass - and then, Crowley thinks, supply and demand would take hold.
Universal Pre-K's been a centerpiece of Bill de Blasio's campaign. But to fund it, the Democrat will need to convince Governor Cuomo to let him raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. At the debate last night, he was asked what he'd do if he couldn't get it passed.
Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.
President Obama attacks Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's budget proposal, and outlines some priorities he would like to see in next year's budget.
Forcefully rejecting Republican budget-cutting plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen years and vowed he would not allow benefit cuts for the poor and the elderly to pay for tax breaks for the rich.
The Attorney General says his new "Taxpayer Protection Unit" will target corrupt contractors, pension con artists, and large-scale tax cheats.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he wants to recover money stolen from taxpayers and the government—especially in the face of the $10 billion budget gap the state is facing for next year.