Legislative Leadership to Propose $7 Billion in New Taxes, Sources Say
Tax-the-rich advocates critiqued the figure as too low, and also said the Assembly is significantly behind the Senate on key progressive spending priorities.
Akash Mehta · March 11, 2021
Demonstrators rallied outside the district office of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Thursday | Courtesy of VOCAL-NY
Akash Mehta co-founded New York Focus and is the organization’s editor-in-chief. He grew up in New York City, and in another life he was a member of his local community board and a policy fellow at the City Council.
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