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#1194108 --- 06/24/10 07:32 PM ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ?
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's leaders turned Wednesday to the sales tax on clothing and other taxes and fees to balance a budget that's nearly three months late.

Two state officials said one of the so-called "revenue raisers" under discussion would increase the state's 4 percent sales tax on clothing. One of the officials said the proposal includes three or four tax-free clothes shopping periods each year, including before school begins in the fall and at the December holidays. Purchases of footwear and clothing under $110 are currently exempt.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. No other details were immediately available.

Democratic Gov. David Paterson told reporters two specific taxing ideas -- increases in the rate on online reservations and rental cars -- weren't under discussion, but when asked if a clothing sales tax proposal was being discussed he said he wouldn't comment on ideas "piece by piece."

"They have some proposals on the table," Paterson said after a closed-door meeting with Democratic legislative leaders. "We're reviewing them and, frankly, they don't sound bad."

He declined further comment.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would only say that a number of options were discussed.

Paterson said tax, fee and other increases are needed in part because New York may lose $1 billion its expected in Medicaid reimbursement from the federal government. Paterson said he now expects to lose $250 million of that money, if not all of it. He had planned to use the $1 billion to help address the state's $9.2 billion deficit.

Legislative leaders will soon brief rank-and-file lawmakers on details of the talks.

Silver said he hopes to get a budget passed within days, before Paterson's deadline of Monday to impose one.

Lawmakers would be forced then to accept Paterson's budget provisions as part of an emergency spending bill or shut down government.

The budget so far includes raising the cigarette tax to the highest in the nation. In additon, Paterson's proposal to cap all local property taxes -- among the nation's highest -- appears unlikely at this point.
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#1195328 --- 06/29/10 12:44 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: RobinVanPersie]
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paterson sure likes to be on tv

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#1195444 --- 06/29/10 06:27 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: bluezone]
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So did Saddam, right up until his final appearance.
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#1195468 --- 06/29/10 07:24 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Greymane]
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Paterson said tax, fee and other increases are needed in part because New York may lose $1 billion its expected in Medicaid reimbursement from the federal government. Paterson said he now expects to lose $250 million of that money, if not all of it. He had planned to use the $1 billion to help address the state's $9.2 billion deficit.


How about spending that 1 billion preventing medicaid fraud AND get rid of the dead beats and *lifers* on welfare!!


It's amazing...... people who work and pay taxes that lose their job have to beg borrow and steal to get unemployment AND if they are fortunate enough to receive it they also have to do active work searches throughout that time.... Yet once you get welfare it is a FREE RIDE for life!!!

I love seeing teen moms come for their blood work on newborns and the infant already has their own medicaid card and Infant is stated as the first name.... The kid is mere hours old and they are set for life to mooch the system!!!
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#1195501 --- 06/29/10 09:21 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Greymane]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greymane
So did Saddam, right up until his final appearance.


LOL

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#1196841 --- 07/04/10 11:36 AM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: bluezone]
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#1196847 --- 07/04/10 11:43 AM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Hermes]
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yeah I can see the change coming, but it's not change in the right direction
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#1197020 --- 07/05/10 02:45 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Ranger]
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We can't just blame Paterson for these problems. We can't forget each and every politician. The politicians are quick to get there pics and names in print when they handout money to a cause or organization but that is a handout off the backs of the working taxpayers.
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#1197139 --- 07/06/10 09:43 AM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Taxpayer14456]
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#1197875 --- 07/08/10 01:08 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Ranger]
bluezone Offline
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clean house

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#1197904 --- 07/08/10 02:25 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
clean house


To make room for more political trash? As Taxpayer 14456 stated, Governor Paterson is only a partner in this mess that New York State is experiencing. Cleaning house and electing new officials will only result in the same trends... overspending at the taxpayer's expense. One good thing though, maybe the Welfare checks will eventually be taxed as well.
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#1240275 --- 12/16/10 02:45 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: P]
bluezone Offline
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cuomo to make large cuts
paterson can not wait to leave

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#1240402 --- 12/16/10 09:12 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: bluezone]
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I wouldn't get too excited, nothing whatsoever will change.

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#1243896 --- 01/04/11 02:50 PM Re: ¿ Think NY taxes and Fees are high now ? [Re: Here's Johnny]
bluezone Offline
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$10 billion deficit

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