The remarks seemed to be a shift for Mr. Cuomo, 60, who was slow to embrace medical marijuana in the state, though he signed a limited legalization of such use in 2014.
State Gov. Andrew Cuomo made those remarks in his annual State of the State address on January 3.
One way to come at the problem, and keep a progressive tax system in NY, would be to set a base payroll tax and then have an income tax for earnings over a certain amount, Deutsch says.
The agenda includes a number of proposals - from fighting the federal tax assault to ending the opioid epidemic by holding pharmaceutical companies accountable to investing record amounts in education.
The details of the state's final budget will be worked out in closed-door negotiations between Cuomo and top lawmakers. "We will continue to engage in discussions with the State Assembly and Senate to ensure State Aid funding will meet the needs of every student throughout our State, particularly those in schools with the greatest needs".
Cuomo finished by telling lawmakers they'll fight together for New York's future, hoping to turn their frequently fractious relationship into an alliance against their federal foe. "The presentation we heard today was more about political positioning rather than policy solutions that directly address the state's longstanding problems". Right now, we have no idea where the money is going.
"The governor put forth an Executive Budget proposal to tackle the serious, unprecedented issues facing NY state over the coming year, including multiple threats to the state's financial picture", state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said.
"Through this budget, we are fighting back", Mujica stated in his message.
Between July 2015 and July 2016, NY state lost a net 191,367 residents to other states, the most of any other state.
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The $168.2 billion spending plan revealed on Tuesday attempts to close a $4.4 billion deficit with a series of new "revenue raisers" - or new taxes and fees - paired with a proposed overhaul of the state tax code. He is not making any cuts to health care, but his budget does assume that President Donald Trump and Congress eventually will fund the Child Health Plus and the Disproportionate Share Hospital programs again.
To help offset the limitation on people's property tax deductions at the federal level, Cuomo has also asked his tax department to outline options to let NY state residents make a charitable contribution to the state through local government funds that might help finance education or health programs.
At this year's State of the State address, the Governor reminded us of his 2016 commitment to invest $20 billion to confront homelessness and create affordable housing. "I think it's totally justifiable to have a tax to recoup part of their windfall benefit".
With the proposed budget, taxpayer supported spending will grow by 1.9%. He added that he will review the budget and listen to his constituents on how it may impact them. The new tax would apply to vendors outside of NY that sell products to state residents.
Tedisco added that "This budget proposal is trying to treat the symptoms of a larger disease with the same bad medicine that exacerbated it and caused the loss of 190,000 people in out-migration population loss past year". But he argued that even if millionaires and billionaires do "about the same or a little worse", they still pay "so much less than they should" in terms of their share of taxes.
Cuomo's Fix NYC panel is set to reveal a congestion pricing plan later this week, and the governor repeated talking points with vague details of what the plan is likely to entail. "Those steps will not help grow our economy and will only have further negative effects that will make NY state even less competitive". Corrupted and underperforming economic development programs, which cost taxpayers billions, remain untouched.
The budget does increase school aid - and provides billions in State support for higher education.
But now that the budget process has begun, we will examine every detail of and make counterproposals or changes to the Governor's proposed spending plan to ensure that the state's taxpayers are protected by a sound, responsible and balanced budget that aims to make NY more affordable.
Overall, Cuomo's budget caps state spending increases at under 2 percent over last year's budget.