Senate Republicans are holding a hearing today at the Capitol to address New York’s tax policy and how it can be “changed to reduce the burden on taxpayers and to help businesses create more jobs.”
There’s been a lot of talk about taxes of late as the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo formulate their agendas for the 2014 legislative session, which starts in January.
Cuomo has hinted privately that he wants to cut taxes next year—an election year, and Senate Republicans are also urging tax relief. The sides received a boost yesterday when Unshackle Upstate, a Rochester-based business group offered its own package of tax breaks for upstate residents and businesses.
Today’s hearing starts at 10 a.m.
Here’s who is testifying:– The Business Council of New York State; – National Federation of Independent Business; – Unshackle Upstate; – The New York State Economic Development Council; – The Manhattan Institute; – The Tax Foundation; – New York Farm Bureau; – Associated Builders and Contractors; – The Center State Corporation for Economic Opportunity; – MedTech; and – The Fiscal Policy Institute