Cuomo wants Tax credits, the Assembly majority wants rent control and now the Sales tax extensions are being held hostage… and presumably the Senate majority on behalf of “Up-Staters” want the SAFE Act repealed. Sounds like a deal for the three men room.
Michael P. Farrell/Times Union)
Sales tax extensions held hostage in rent control fight
Add extensions of sales taxes in 44 counties to the list of peripheral issues that aren’t being addressed, or put another way, being held hostage, to the Assembly-Senate standoff over the renewal of rent regulations.
While the Republican-controlled Senate has passed sales tax extensions for most suburban and upstate counties, the Democratic-dominated Assembly hasn’t moved on them, since they are tied up in the rent fight.
The Senate last week extended rent control for eight, then six years, with some additional conditions such as proof-of-income verification for those in rent controlled units.
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