tax breaks http://wrvo.org en Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/restaurants-consider-forming-association-combat-destiny-usa-tax-breaks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Independent restaurants in central New York are hoping to fight what they call an uneven playing field when it comes to Destiny USA. Many restaurants say they’ve lost business since the mega-mall expanded a few years ago with the help of a tax deal with the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58000 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project http://wrvo.org/post/dewitt-nano-hub-announces-first-feature-film-project <p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:22:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52687 at http://wrvo.org DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project As hearings conclude, lawmakers set to take on budget http://wrvo.org/post/hearings-conclude-lawmakers-set-take-budget <p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:09:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51477 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-will-meet-deadline-keep-tax-break <p></p><p>The developer behind a new bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University will meet its construction deadline and get to keep tax breaks from the city.</p><p>Tom Valenti of the Cameron Group says they’ll break ground this week on the facility, which will be located just off of SU’s campus. They had until Friday to do so or lose the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-oks-30-year-tax-break-university-bookstore" target="_blank">30-year property tax break it won</a> from the city in August 2012.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:23 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48695 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break IDC introduces its Affordable NY plan http://wrvo.org/post/idc-introduces-its-affordable-ny-plan <p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:01:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48625 at http://wrvo.org IDC introduces its Affordable NY plan SU bookstore project risks losing its controversial tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-risks-losing-its-controversial-tax-break <p></p><p>The construction of a new college bookstore on the Syracuse University Hill is in danger of losing its tax break if construction doesn’t start in the next month.</p><p>The university and the developer it selected, Cameron Group, won over Syracuse’s city council and industrial development agency (SIDA) for approval of the deal in August 2012.</p><p>But since shovels still haven’t broken ground on the project a year later, the city’s economic development agency this week voted the project in default of its contract. The developer has another 30 days to begin work.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47447 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project risks losing its controversial tax break NY Senate hearing places focus on special tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/ny-senate-hearing-places-focus-special-tax-breaks <p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:21:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43683 at http://wrvo.org NY Senate hearing places focus on special tax breaks Business group pushes for tax cuts, fracking to revive upstate economy http://wrvo.org/post/business-group-pushes-tax-cuts-fracking-revive-upstate-economy <p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:22:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43625 at http://wrvo.org Business group pushes for tax cuts, fracking to revive upstate economy IDAs need to be more transparent, accountable, says comptroller http://wrvo.org/post/idas-need-be-more-transparent-accountable-says-comptroller <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The New York state comptroller’s office has released its<a href="http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/pubs/research/ida_reports/2013/idaperformance2013.pdf" target="_blank"> annual report</a> on New York’s 113 Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), with concerns raised about the effectiveness and transparency of the organizations. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:48:22 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37465 at http://wrvo.org IDAs need to be more transparent, accountable, says comptroller Despite agreement, budget talks go on http://wrvo.org/post/despite-agreement-budget-talks-go <p>Even though state lawmakers announced a budget agreement Wednesday, they spent the day Thursday trying to pin down details and print the bills in time to be through over the weekend. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:52:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35137 at http://wrvo.org GOP pushes middle class tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/gop-pushes-middle-class-tax-breaks <p>New York Senate Republicans are pushing for middle class tax breaks in the new state budget, including a return to the New York State School Tax Relief Program property tax rebate checks curtailed in 2009.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:10:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34273 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo reacts to IDA backlash on sales tax proposal http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-reacts-ida-backlash-sales-tax-proposal <p>During his visit to western New York on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacted to the backlash by Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) against his executive budget proposal that would remove their powers to grant state sales tax exemptions. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:38:14 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33763 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo reacts to IDA backlash on sales tax proposal Expiring tax credits for renewables blow an ill wind http://wrvo.org/post/expiring-tax-credits-renewables-blow-ill-wind <p>Over the last decade, new wind farms have changed America’s landscapes – and its power sources. The growth has been spurred by a production tax credit wind companies get in exchange for producing energy. But the credit is due to expire at the end of the year if Congress doesn’t renew it.</p><p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 29490 at http://wrvo.org Expiring tax credits for renewables blow an ill wind Senator says tax breaks for small businesses would help women http://wrvo.org/post/senator-says-tax-breaks-small-businesses-would-help-women <p>US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Syracuse today at a local business promoting tax breaks for small businesses. The bill is particularly directed at companies owned by women.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:56:40 +0000 Matt Porter 21019 at http://wrvo.org Senator says tax breaks for small businesses would help women IDA reform bill stuck in neutral http://wrvo.org/post/ida-reform-bill-stuck-neutral <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">In recent years, donut shops, car dealerships, and doctor&#39;s offices have received tax breaks from industrial development agencies in western New York.</span></p><p><span>Now, a first-term state legislator from Buffalo has crafted a bill to halt such deals.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 19904 at http://wrvo.org IDA reform bill stuck in neutral