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Assembly to give final OK to $135B NY budget
The proposed budget includes extending an income tax on millionaires that was to expire next year, an election year.
Taxpayers to subsidize NY's higher minimum wage
The "minimum wage reimbursement credit" would reimburse employers for part of the difference in wages from the current $7.25 minimum wage as it rises to $9 an hour by 2016.
NY legislators will need week to pass budget
Instead of passing an extraordinarily early budget as they planned, lawmakers now will rush to meet the April 1 deadline a few days early.
Cuomo, Legislature promise tax cuts in NY budget
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York legislative leaders have sealed a tentative $135 billion budget deal for 2013-14 that controls spending and promises tax cuts.
Tentative NY budget deal touches rich and poor
Proposed measure would: raise the $7.25 hourly minimum wage to $8 an hour on Jan. 1; offer a tax rebate of about $350 for families with at least one child making $40,000 to $300,000; create about $700 million in additional business tax cuts spread over at least the next two fiscal years.
NY budget snag includes power fight over job money
Asembly leader says that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is controlling billions of dollars of economic development without enough input from legislators.
Cuomo, legislative leaders near NY budget deal
Agreement could result in an on-time state budget that would increase the minimum wage to $8 an hour in January, $8.75 a year later and $9 a year after that.
Poll: GOP NYers ditch Democrat Cuomo after gun law
Quinnipiac University poll finds 55 percent of Republican voters disapprove of Cuomo, with 27 percent approving of his job performance.
Critics say extending 'temporary' tax bad for NY
The $2 billion "millionaire's tax" was opposed by Cuomo and Senate Republicans in the 2010 elections.
NY leaders meet, continue talks on state budget
All sides in the Albany budget negotiations claim they are a good distance apart in their closed-door talks.
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