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New York State Budget Deal Includes Tax Breaks For Yacht Buyers

Ronald Deutsch, director of the liberal-leaning Fiscal Policy Institute, calls it a “sad commentary on the priorities of Albany.”


FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor De Blasio To Consider Pied-à-Terre Tax

Many who keep second homes in New York claim their permanent residency in nearby states.


New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file / credit: Comptroller's Office)

DiNapoli: Economic View Shaky As Cuomo Prepares Budget

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to present his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a state financial report shows the boomlet that appeared briefly in the spring has fizzled.


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Study Contradicts Popular Beliefs About LI Immigrants

A new study shows that Long Island’s growing immigrant population has been readily absorbed into the labor force.