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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014 in Albany. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo Unveils New York Budget Proposal, Announces State-Funded Universal Pre-K Plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed budgeting $137.2 billion for the fiscal year starting April 1, a spending increase of less than 2 percent accompanied by business, property and estate tax relief.

01/21/2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with his girlfriend Sandra Lee, walks onto stage for the ceremonies for New York City's 109th Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on January 1, 2014.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo Announces $2.2 Billion In Tax Cuts For New York State

The governor is trying to do something about New York’s reputation as a high-tax, anti-business state by slashing everything from property taxes to estate taxes to business taxes.

01/06/2014

Former New Jersey Gov., and former U.S. Senator Jon Corzine. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘Jon Corzine’ Becomes GOP Campaign Fodder In New Jersey

Though the former Democratic governor doesn’t even live in New Jersey anymore, Gov. Chris Christie keeps bringing up the name of the opponent he unseated in 2009.

04/23/2013

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and St. Sen. Joe Kyrillos (credits: Menendez for Senate 2012, Joe Kyrillos for Senate, Inc.)

Eye on Politics: Interviews With New Jersey’s U.S. Senate Candidates

Election Day is November 6 and New Jerseyans may end up picking a new U.S. Senator or sticking with the one they have right now.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate at the University of Denver - Oct. 3, 2012 (credit: Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

Fact Check Thursday: Romney Vs. Obama – Round One

Usually, we present this segment on Fridays, but this week, we’re presenting it one day earlier to strike while the iron is hot after last night’s first debate between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

10/04/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama’s Latest Class Warfare Speech

Obama’s latest speech on tax cuts for the middle class is just a retread of his tired class warfare rhetoric and strategy.

07/10/2012

The New York State Senate chamber, as seen on June 16, 2011 in Albany. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

New York Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation Passes

State lawmakers have made a tax cut deal reality. Albany lawmakers passed a bill that cuts taxes for the middle class but makes millionaires pay a whole lot more.

12/07/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree On Middle Class Tax Cuts For New Yorkers

You might call this major legislative magic. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders have come up with a tax deal that somehow reduces taxes for everyone, but still raises nearly $2 billion in new revenue.

12/06/2011

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) holds a news conference - Washington, DC - Aug 5, 2009 - Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

NJ Senator: Democrats Not Bluffing On Tax Package

Many people thought Democrats were just playing possum when they said they wouldn’t vote for the tax cut. One local senator said those people are sorely mistaken.

12/10/2010

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces Bipartisan Pact On Tax Cuts

The President announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.

12/06/2010

Sen. Schumer (L), Sen. McConnell (R) (Photos/AP)

Schumer Criticizes Senate GOP On Tax Cut Measure

The NY senator accused Republicans of siding with “millionaires and billionaires” after they rejected proposals that would have let tax cuts expire for those making $200,000 and above.

12/04/2010

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino - New York, NY - Sep 27, 2010 - AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Paladino: Cut Taxes To Spur Private Sector Job Growth

Paladino released his plan Monday to cut taxes that he said were drowning businesses, stifling expansion and dragging out the recession.

10/04/2010

President Barack Obama

Obama: Main Street Feels Beat Up By Wall Street

At a town-hall meeting in PA on Monday, President Obama said there are people in the country that feel he’s been too soft on Wall Street.

09/20/2010