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IRS officials owe the nation more than a canned apology. It must provide honest answers about who is responsible for letting politics creep into it process. The agency made a chilling admission Friday, acknowledging that the tax collectors singled out conservative political groups for unfair scrutiny between 2010 and 2012. An agency with privileged access to the intimate details of our financial...Read more »
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed his $143-billion budget in January, he said it was “simple and straightforward.” In his quest to deliver a third-consecutive on-time state budget, Cuomo said putting a plan together ought to be relatively simple exercise — one that wasn’t political and one where the numbers added up. Unfortunately, this year’s budget turned into more than numbers. While taxes,...Read more »
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo first proposed his $143 billion budget in January, he said it was “simple and straightforward.” In his quest to deliver a third consecutive on time budget, the governor said putting a plan together ought to be relatively simple exercise – one that was about the numbers adding up. His administration touted their budget was an accounting document rather than a political...Read more »