January 8, 2014. In a lead editorial on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s January 8 State of the State address, the New York Times took the Governor to task over his package of tax cut proposals announced on January 6 and which he touted in his State of the State. The editorial echoed many of FPI’s criticisms of the Governor’s tax reduction proposals and cited FPI’s James Parrott in raising questions about the advisability of the Governor’s proposal to substantially reduce the state’s estate tax.
The Times concluded its editorial by putting in sharp relief the tradeoff at stake: “Again and again, Mr. Cuomo has said he wants to end New York’s reputation as a high-tax state. The question now is whether he can do that without making life worse for communities staggering through hard times.”