Gotham Gazette

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  • cuomo fight fair pay wage

    (Photo via the Governor's Office)

    As President Trump pushes massive tax cuts for the wealthy our state government should be at the forefront of implementing progressive tax policy to help working families. Expanding the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an effective and affordable way to reward work and bring low-income families into the middle class. If Governor Cuomo wants to show that New York can be a progressive beacon in the Trump era, he should push to double the size of the state EITC.

    A working parent earning the

  • stringer at city hall rally

     Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo: @scottmstringer)

    In his testimony before the New York State Legislature last week on the state’s proposed budget for 2018, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer called for the expansion of a tax credit that could potentially pull thousands of New York City residents out of poverty, continuing a push he began last year when he first floated the

  • Cuomo Heastie ethics

    Cuomo and Heastie agree on ethics reforms (photo: Governor's Office via flickr)

    On Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that the DREAM Act and the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) he had paired were no longer part of budget negotiations. For many Black and Latino legislators the news was painful - they had pushed Cuomo to include the DREAM Act as part of his budget after he and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul campaigned on the issue across the city this summer. But there was also a sinking sense of deja