Legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump's state tax returns is almost a reality, now that the New York State Assembly and Senate passed bills that would allow them to do so. The legislation would lift an existing state restriction on revealing an individual's tax returns. It says the state Commissioner of Taxation and Finance shall release those returns if requested by the House Ways and Means Committee, Finance Committee, or Joint Committee on Taxation. DEM WANTS TRUMP OFFICIALS JAILED FOR NOT TURNING OVER TAX RETURNS Earlier versions of bills in the New York State Senate and Assembly allowed for the request of any New Yorker's tax returns, but on Wednesday, amendments passed that narrowed the scope to tax returns of certain officials including the president, vice president, members of Congress representing New York, and others. If Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law, Congress would be able to request someone's individual's tax … [Read more...] about NY passes bill to let Congress see Trump’s state tax returns
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Paul ManafortAccording to a new report by Bloomberg, New York prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort that they could quickly file if Trump were to issue him a presidential pardon. It is clear that Robert Mueller and now the criminal and corrupt prosecutors out of New York want Paul Manafort to die in prison. Last Friday, Robert Mueller issued a sentencing memo recommending Paul Manafort, who will turn 70 in April, serve between 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison.But this isn’t enough – if Paul Manafort were to be issued a presidential pardon, the Communist thugs in New York are ready with plan B. Bloomberg reported: New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is ready to file an array of tax and other charges against Manafort, according to two people familiar with the matter, something seen as an insurance policy should the president exercise his power to free the former aide. Skirting laws that protect … [Read more...] about New York Prosecutors Prep Charges For Paul Manafort in Case President Trump Pardons Him
It is rare in the history of architecture for a new type of building to emerge. The Romans’ discovery of concrete birthed the great domes and fortifications of its empire. The Victorians’ development of steel led to an era of majestic bridges and vaulted train sheds. The American invention of the elevator created the first skyscrapers in Chicago. Now, we are seeing a new type of structure that perfectly embodies the 21st-century age of technical ingenuity and extreme inequality. A heady confluence of engineering prowess, zoning loopholes and an unparalleled concentration of personal wealth have together spawned a new species of super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive spire. Any visitor to New York over the past few years will have witnessed this curious new breed of pencil-thin tower. Poking up above the Manhattan skyline like etiolated beanpoles, they seem to defy the laws of both gravity and commercial sense. They stand like naked elevator shafts awaiting their floors, … [Read more...] about Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich
In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that non-union members are no longer required to pay dues, the race is on for the hearts and minds of New York state's educators and other public employees who could be swayed into joining or opting out of unions. Since the widely expected decision in Janus v. AFSCME came down June 27, unions and groups that oppose them have started grassroots campaigns in the form of emails to public employees, mailers to their addresses and even door-knocking at their homes. There is much at stake in one of the nation's strongest union states. EARLY OPT OUTS: New York stops collecting union fees from 31,000 state workers DEVOS FUNDING: White Plains teachers flooded with emails from Mackinac org post-Janus LOCAL REACTION: Westchester teachers steadfast after Janus decision against unions Conservative, anti-union organizations jumped into action within hours of the decision, zipping emails to … [Read more...] about New York’s unions brace for fallout from Supreme Court’s Janus decision: Will members pay?
New Yorkers are spending less of their time in traditional houses of worship, but their financial support for those spiritual centers is stronger than ever — at least judging by their tax bills. Statewide, the value of religious groups' land bypassed for taxation has nearly doubled from $14 billion to $26 billion between 1999 and 2015, a USA Today Network analysis has found. That figure still only covers basic nonprofit religious exemptions. Religious schools and clergy residences remove tens of millions more from municipal tax bases each year. NYS: A third of the land in New York is untaxed OVERVIEW: About this series SHAWANGUNK: Jehovah's Witnesses, other sects, flock to town ODDITIES: Notable tax-exempt land in NY “We have seen the growth of value of property off the tax rolls explode in the past decade. When a property comes off the tax rolls, it simply shifts a higher tax burden onto the shoulders of the remaining taxpayers,” said state … [Read more...] about New York religious property tax breaks soar heavenward