Governor Andrew Cuomo couldn’t get a bill aligning New York and U.S. abortion law past Republican state senate leaders. By pushing the issue in next year’s campaign, he can still come out ahead politically in Albany while burnishing his image among female voters nationwide.
President Barack Obama’s latest plan to raise tax revenue from wealthy individuals would pinch tax- favored retirement accounts of some private-equity executives and self-employed professionals by capping them at $3 million.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to let the state’s highest income-tax rate expire is opposed by fellow Democrats in the Assembly who propose to keep the top levy on those earning $1 million or more.
New York City Comptroller John Liu , who campaigned last year promising “full accountability and transparency” as chief financial watchdog in the most populous U.S. city, has refused to disclose the identities of money managers fired by the city’s $103 billion pension funds.