Capitol Pressroom

Dec. 10, 2013: Ron Deutsch and Michael Kink, Richard Ravitch, Bill Farber

The Governor’s 2nd tax commission will release its report to the public today at 10:30am. We discuss the report with two proponents of a ‘circuit breaker’, Ron Deutsch of NYers for Fiscal Fairness and Michael Kink of the Strong Economy for All Coalition.

It’s been called the most important decision the Adirondack Park Agency has ever made: the classification of the newly acquired Finch Pruyn land. The APA is set to vote on the issue by the end of the week. Common Ground Alliance member & Hamilton County Supervisor Bill Farber reviews what’s at stake.

Can it happen in New York? We hear what former Lt. Governor and municipal finance expert Richard Ravitch has to say about the decision by a U.S. bankruptcy judge to allow pensions to be a part of Detroit’s restructuring efforts.


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