Another group opposing Eliot Spitzer’s health care plan is contacting voters in bulk.
Spitzer criticized the state Senate’s spending plan for health care.
The IRS is looking into whether there was some “misinterpretation by some state legislators” on how to account for certain work-related expenses.
There are still Read More
Following up on The Politicker’s tip that the Mets-Yankees bond issues won The Bond Buyer‘s deal of the year award at a black-tie gala on Tuesday night, we called up the editor-in-chief, Nicholas Chesla, to ask why.
There seemed to be a demonstrated degree of cooperation among different levels of government in Read More
The IRS is planning to revisit the financing scheme behind the new Yankees and Mets stadiums because, according to sources cited by The Bond Buyer, the arrangements looked “too much like a private loan.” The feds approved those deals earlier this year, concluding that the payments in lieu of taxes that the sports Read More
[UPDATE: In the time since this interview was first posted, an Appellate Court has upheld the decision to allow Ken Diamondstone to remain on the ballot against Marty Connor.]
Now that his initial legal challenge to Ken Diamonstone’s place on the ballot has been rejected, State Senator Marty Connor is waiting for an Read More
The Post reports that the Yankees have hired two Washington lobbyists to get the approvals they need from the IRS and the National Park Service before building a new ball park.
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The Real Estate got a copy of the instructions for the old form that BUILD filed with the IRS last year, and they read pretty much like the new ones. An applicant is only supposed to list grants it has received—or been pledged, if it is using the accrual method of accounting—in Read More
For a long time now, opponents of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project said that a grassroots group supporting it, BUILD, was astroturf.
BUILD, which was formed for the express purpose of supporting Atlantic Yards, helped create a community benefits agreement, signed in June, that spelled out how many jobs and affordable apartments Read More
In the rush to get things done, the Empire State Development Corporation gave “final authorization” to $1.65 billion in low interest Liberty Bonds for the Goldman Sachs headquarters near Ground Zero on Aug. 15. Now, in the enviable way that our state government works, it is time for the public hearing, scheduled Read More