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Why New York gives TV and film companies a $400 million break

Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that critics of tax breaks for Amazon shouldn’t support the state’s tax credit program for the film and...

By ANNIE MCDONOUGH | March 20, 2019
 
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Kathryn S. Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for New York City, Charles Phillips, Susan Birnbaum, President & CEO, New York City Police Foundation, pose for a photo at New York City Police Foundation's "State of the NYPD" breakfast in 2018.
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The president and CEO of Partnership for New York City talks with City & State about Albany’s renewed interest in a wealth tax.
Mark Levine, New York City Council Health Committee chairman.
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The New York City Council Health Committee chairman offers his diagnosis.
Speed cameras looking down on the action.
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As many as 2,250 cameras are expected to be placed in 750 school zones.
A young woman smokes marijuana.
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Without data, scientists aren’t sure whether to give marijuana the green light.
headshots of Joe Lentol, Helene Weinstein, David Weprin.
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The lower chamber is now standing in the way of policy progress.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Richard A. Carranza, Dept. of Education Schools Chancellor at a press conference in NYC.
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Bill de Blasio’s proposal is back in the spotlight as fewer black students make the cut.
A busy New York City doctor's office.
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The two lawmakers have yet to convince Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though
Props inverting Amazon's trademark logo were a mainstay at numerous protests against the company's proposed HQ2 in Queens last year.
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A new college poll reveals most New Yorkers were sad to see Amazon abandon its HQ2 plans

OPINION

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies during the House Oversight Committee hearing.
Based on his effort to influence New York politics, it’s no surprise he’s now condemned for arrogance and dishonesty.
The lower chamber is now standing in the way of policy progress.
The real estate scion didn’t succeed in publishing, so making peace in the Middle East might be harder than he thinks.

POLITICS

There are a lot of them, but the posts do mean something.
De Blasio wants to scrap it. Others want to keep it. Here’s what the experts say.
Bill de Blasio’s proposal is back in the spotlight as fewer black students make the cut.
The Assembly and state Senate are filled with leaders, but what do their titles mean?

Policy

Josh Mohrer, then Uber's New York manager, led a rally in front of City Hall in 2015 while the council considered a cap on for-hire vehicles.
Uber drove circles around would-be regulators. That doesn’t work anymore.
Cuomo has doubts, but lawmakers say they are not giving up.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that critics of tax breaks for Amazon shouldn’t support the state’s tax credit program for the film and television industry.
As many as 2,250 cameras are expected to be placed in 750 school zones.

PERSONALITY

A busy New York City doctor's office.
The two lawmakers have yet to convince Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though
State Sen. Jessica Ramos says investing in public transit is a labor issue.
The presidential candidate says technology is coming for your jobs.
The president and CEO of Partnership for New York City talks with City & State about Albany’s renewed interest in a wealth tax.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

The idea behind an opioid tax is to punish pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.
Recent spikes in opioid overdoses have also taken place in suburban and rural areas
State Sen. Jessica Ramos says investing in public transit is a labor issue.
The presidential candidate says technology is coming for your jobs.
The New York City Council Health Committee chairman offers his diagnosis.

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