The state Economic Development Authority on Wednesday approved covering $420,000 of the production costs for the hit reality series’ inaugural 2009 season.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis told prosecutors in Brooklyn that no more tax dollars should be spent on the case unless he gets a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying he still wants to seek death for Ronell Wilson. Otherwise, Wilson would automatically get a life term.
A bill co-sponsored by Republicans and Democrats would spread the $300 per employee tax increase over several years rather than require full payment starting in July. It would reduce this year’s tax increase to $130 per employee.
The tax package signed by President Obama in December includes a two-percent cut in payroll taxes. This reduction means the average American will get an extra $1,000 in take-home pay in 2011.