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Taking off the rose-colored glasses
March 26, 2013 - John D'Agostino
Not everyone is happy with the New York state budget.
Earlier this week, the business community — including our county Chamber of Commerce — was critical of the plan that is expected to be approved by the end of the week. In addition, a Wall Street Journal editorial last week called the budget "Cuomo's job-depletion plan." The opinion takes issue with higher taxes, a higher minimum wage and no natural gas fracking.
"The Tax Foundation says New York has the highest business climate in the country," states the Journal editorial of March 21. "Which helps explain why 1.6 million New Yorkers have decamped for other states in the last decade, according to the Empire Center for New York State Policy."
And the large majority of those voting with their feet come from upstate and Western New York. Ouch.
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