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Union/Clergy Coalition Presses State to Tax Rich, Corporations

Posted 4/6/21

A coalition of New York labor and faith leaders want tax hikes on the wealthy proposed by the Legislature but being resisted by the Cuomo administration in the home stretch of a budget process that's gone past the April 1 deadline.

The group, spearheaded by the State AFL-CIO and the New York State Council of Churches, warn that without the "fair-share reset" on the state's highest earners, it will by next year be threatened by public-employee layoffs after exhausting the billions of dollars in one-time pandemic relief from Washington.

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