Andrew Cuomo

Disparate Groups Urge NY to Cut Taxes

by Associated Press, Michael Gormley
corporate tax protestor

Michael Fleshman, flickr

   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.

Flu Reaches Emergency Level in New York State

by Associated Press

Scott Webber, flickr

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a public health emergency for New York State because of the severity of the flu season.

Cuomo made the announcement Saturday. His executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between 6 months and 18 years of age.

The order also suspends for the next month the section of State Education Law limiting the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.

Cuomo Vetoes Teacher Pension Borrowing Bill

by Associated Press
Flickr/ Azi Paybarah

 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have allowed school districts to issue bonds to cover teacher pensions and effectively carve out an exception for that cost from property tax caps that take effect next year.

The bonds plus interest would have been paid off over 15 years.

Cuomo says Wednesday that families across New York have been forced to cut back and live within their means, and school districts must do the same.

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