Capitol Pressroom

February 12, 2019: Budget priorities

The state is facing a 2.3-billion-dollar budget shortfall and the Governor is pointing fingers at the SALT changes on the federal level and fleeing wealthy New Yorkers. Progressive activists are calling for the state to tax the wealthiest residents to better address the needs of low- and middle-income New Yorkers. Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Morris Pearl, former Managing Director at BlackRock Inc. and Chair of Patriotic Millionaires, and Rev. Brooke Newell, Pastor at the Potsdam United Methodist Church, explained their push

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