BREAKING NEWS: Call your State Republican Senator NOW!

We just got word that the the Senate Republican Conference is not supporting the extension of the personal income tax surcharge on New York’s highest earners – the  wealthiest 3 percent of New Yorkers.

If this so-called “millionaire’s tax”- is allowed to expire, the state will be providing a $1.1 billion tax cut to the wealthiest New Yorkers in the upcoming fiscal year and a $5 billion tax cut next year.  This is while the Governor is proposing a $1.5 billion (or 7.3 percent cut) to K-12 education and a 10 percent cut to Higher Education and Community Colleges.

Call the Republican Senators now via the NYS AFL-CIO action line – 1-877-255-9417. At the prompt, press 2 to be connected to the NYS Senate Operator. Ask to be connected to your Senator’s office.
Tell your Senator you want to keep the “millionaire’s tax.” Remember the income level of individuals making over $200,000 and households making $300,000 comes AFTER all deductions.

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News and notes on education, labor, politics and the arts from CNY teacher Greg McCrea.
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