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Up on the Board: Gov. Perry’s invitation to NY biz, Hillary’s cover-ups

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is traveling to New

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is traveling to New York and Connecticut to try to convince employers to move to low-tax, low-regulation Texas. (Credit: AP, 2011)

The editorial board notes that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to lure New York businesses to Texas, with the claim, among other things, that the tax structure is fairer there. We think Perry is overlooking some great things about New York – but we also believe that our state needs to reduce the cost and complication of doing business here.

We’re concerned about allegations that State Department and diplomatic security officials may have covered up or stalled investigations of misconduct during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s push to end sexual assault in the military is on our radar.


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The board is pleased that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has responded to pressure from private colleges downstate to extend his tax-free zone plan to include them.

And the governor will be announcing a public campaign finance plan today – we’re keeping an eye on this, but initial reports indicate it doesn’t go far enough. Any plan should soften party rule and improve ballot access to justify giving candidates taxpayer dollars.

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Up on the Board is the editorial board's blog about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.

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