Legislators come thru for co-op, condo owners
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 1:33PM

State leaders will end up keeping their pledge to co-op and condo shareholders in the city. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the Legislature has reached an agreement on tax relief legislation and will sign it into law when officials return to Albany. The city will also issue tax bills based [...]

Legislature leaves co-op, condo owners in the lurch
News Melissa Chan 11/29/2012 at 2:00PM

City co-op and condo owners may have to ante up more in taxes after lawmakers said the state Legislature may not reconvene this year to pass promised relief. “We had hoped the Legislature would meet and pass the annual abatement. It looks like we’re not going back,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “It’s going to [...]

‘Landmark’ tax relief on the way for co-op and condo owners
News Melissa Chan 7/05/2012 at 9:29AM

Co-op and condo owners left in the lurch after state lawmakers originally closed the year’s session without passing key pieces of legislation will not be forsaken for long, officials pledged. The Assembly, Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached an agreement on “landmark” tax relief legislation that will be signed into law later this year [...]

Judge redraws Congressional district lines
Judge redraws Congressional district lines
News Michael Pantelidis 3/21/2012 at 7:42AM

The failure of the State Legislature has left a panel of federal judges with the final decision on district lines. Due to the state government’s inability to come to an agreement on Congressional redistricting, the panel imposed a court-drawn, revised map on March 19. The court’s ruling reduces the number of districts from 29 to [...]

Politics Aside: Wheel of Redistricting Fortune
News Robert Hornak 10/10/2011 at 11:20AM

Every 10 years the federal government orders a new census to be taken, and based on the shifts in population, new lines are drawn for legislative districts all across the country for federal, state and local offices. It’s one of the most basic and most important aspects of politics, and perhaps the most misunderstood and [...]