“Senator Skelos should let democracy work. New York City deserves a vote on its home rule power to tax its own millionaires to pay for universal pre-k for its own children– the same as every other county in the state. Its not right for Senator Skelos and his legislative minority to block families and children from a shot at a brighter future.”
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Governor Cuomo’s effort to improve public trust in government will damaged by his proposal to give a billion dollars a year in new tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and Wall Street.
New Yorkers care about both process and substance when it comes to state government — and they’re demanding action that will address the income inequality crisis that’s killing our economy.
These unfair & unneeded tax breaks will make inequality worse.
The Legislature should put that billion dollars to better use reducing inequality, creating more jobs with higher wages, expanding opportunities in education and higher education and fighting record-high levels of poverty and homelessness.
“By including public financing of state elections in his budget proposal, Governor Cuomo has demonstrated national leadership in the effort to reinvigorate our democracy and restore public trust in government.
New Yorkers need to know that state government can work for all of us. Governor Cuomo is taking a big step towards ensuring that the voices of everyday New Yorkers can be heard above the din of big money — we urge the Legislature to support him and pass this proposal into law.”
“We applaud Attorney General Schneiderman for listening to advocates and homeowners, and for standing up for New Yorkers by ensuring there will be significant money available to help working families stay in their homes.
To sign on email Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of New Yorker for Fiscal Fairness at email@example.com by Tuesday, January 21 COB – we’ll send you details on the press conference shortly!
Michael Kink Exec. Dir. Strong Economy For All Coalition on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Speech
We share Governor Cuomo’s concern with improving New York’s economy — but to do that, we’ve got to overcome the worst income inequality in the nation. We need to reduce inequality and put the middle class over millionaires.
We need more investments in housing, education, front-line government services and fighting poverty & homelessness — these will grow the economy more effectively than tax cuts for the rich.
If you care about fighting inequality, you know that New York doesn’t need new tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and Wall Street banks. We’ve got to prioritize the middle class over millionaires.
Leading progressive groups in New York have released a report, (Download Here), criticizing the recommendations of the New York State Tax Relief Commission, co-chaired by former Governor Pataki, as fiscally reckless and favoring the wealthiest New Yorkers and corporations at the expense of the state’s working families. The report details the flawed budgeting and severe inequity of the recommendations, which fail to adequately address urgent needs in education funding, health care, infrastructure investments, and progressive tax relief for lower and middle-income families.
“Big new tax breaks for Wall Street and the very rich don’t make any sense at a time when New York has the worst income inequality in the nation and record-high levels of homelessness and child poverty.
Trickle-down tax cuts for the rich haven’t worked for our state.
It would be smarter to focus on broader prosperity and economic fairness for all of us: investments in education, higher education, infrastructure and public services will pay off now and for decades to come.
The Legislature and Governor Cuomo should reject big new tax breaks for deceased millionaires and billionaires. They should clean up billions in wasteful giveaways before they even consider new layers of corporate welfare.
And they should make sure any new tax proposals reduce income inequality and build economic fairness — we need to make the economy stronger, and broader prosperity is the only way to make that happen. ”
Listen to the Captial Pressroom interview featuring Michael Kink and Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of A Better Choice for NY HERE
“Tax cuts for the rich are a magic bullet for making inequality worse. Governor Cuomo and the Legislature should reject them out of hand.
New York has the worst income inequality in the country — tax cuts for the rich would make it even worse, and hurt efforts to build trust in government.State government should work for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Real reform means closing corporate tax loopholes; asking the super-rich to pay a little more; investing in education, infrastructure & job creation; and boosting wages for workers at the bottom — not more tax cuts for the rich.