estate tax http://wrvo.org en Fate of estate tax provision uncertain in state Assembly http://wrvo.org/post/fate-estate-tax-provision-uncertain-state-assembly <p>On Wednesday, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one-house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with PBS's New York Now and public radio stations, says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.<br /> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:10:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52437 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's estate tax cut plan draws mixed reviews http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-estate-tax-cut-plan-draws-mixed-reviews <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax is drawing praise from fiscally conservative groups and condemnation from advocates for the poor.<br /><br />The governor's proposal would raise the threshold for New York’s estate tax from the current $1 million to $5.25 million, which is the current federal rate of taxation. EJ McMahon, with the fiscally conservative think tank The Empire Center calls the levy a death tax. He says it’s about time New York got in synch with the rest of the country, where many states have already eliminated the tax altogether.<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:47:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51855 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's estate tax cut plan draws mixed reviews Union activists protest governor's budget plan http://wrvo.org/post/union-activists-protest-governors-budget-plan <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:19:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51234 at http://wrvo.org Union activists protest governor's budget plan