As Cuomo’s billionaire panel seeks to ‘re-imagine’ NY, critics flag concerns

May 11, 2020. Newsday

The article covers reactions to Governor Cuomo’s plan to enlist billionaire philanthropists to “re-imagine” New York’s economy, health care system, mass transit and education as the state looks to recover from the  COVID-19 pandemic.

Ron Deutsch of the labor-backed Fiscal Policy Institute said Cuomo’s panel is “not only tone-deaf, it’s dangerous … What we really need from New York’s billionaires is for them to pay their fair share in taxes to ensure we don’t have to make draconian cuts to services people desperately need to balance our budget.”