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Cuomo warns of tax hikes, dire cuts if feds can't find $15B

1 month ago   |   By Politico

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had one overriding message Tuesday as he delivered his annual budget address from New York's state Capitol: If Washington doesn't send New York $15 billion as part of a pandemic relief package, he'll have no choice but to slash public payrolls, cut services and raise taxes on the rich.
Cuomo argued that the state is uniquely entitled to those funds because the pandemic hit New York so hard last spring and was comparatively defenseless thanks to federal government bungling.
“New York paid a bill for Covid that no state in the nation paid for and...
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Cuomo Warns of N.Y. Tax Hike, Cost Cuts Without $15 Billion Aid

Cuomo Warns of N.Y. Tax Hike, Cost Cuts Without $15 Billion Aid

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned of tax increases on the wealthy and cuts to schools, local government and social services unless the state gets a budget-balancing $15 billion infusion from President-elect Joe Biden's $350 billion stimulus proposal.
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