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GOP Tax Plan Devastating to New Yorkers
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, New York

GOP Tax Plan Devastating to New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an emergency Executive Order to help protect property owners in New York from the devastating impact of the GOP tax bill. This order authorizes local governments to immediately issue tax warrants for the collection of 2018 property tax payments and allows property owners to pay at least a portion of their bill…

DiNapoli: Enforce the Bottle Bill
Features, Finance, New York

DiNapoli: Enforce the Bottle Bill

Albany, NY – The state Department of Taxation and Finance should increase monitoring and compliance with New York’s returnable container deposit law to recover all the funds the state is entitled to from bottlers and beverage distributors, according to an audit   by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Study Estimates $2 Billion in Stolen Wages Recovered in 2015-16
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Study Estimates $2 Billion in Stolen Wages Recovered in 2015-16

WASHINGTON—Government actions and class-action lawsuits recovered almost $2 billion in 2015-16 in wages stolen from workers, according to a study released Dec. 13 by the Economic Policy Institute. The federal Department of Labor got more than $500 million, state governments about $320 million, and class-action settlements about $1.16 billion.

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