Details, such as eligibility requirements, still need to be worked out for Tax-Free NY. How will the state measure the 1-mile radius around SUNY campuses? As the crow flies?
So what does the State Legislature do with this “game changer,” as Cuomo calls it? “It can only be good,” he said. We’re not totally convinced yet, but we don’t have any better ideas.
We’re asking our state legislators to ask the governor tough questions and get some honest answers before casting their votes on this program. Don’t get caught up in the hype and the promise of new jobs. There is a cost here. And please talk to your constituents before scratching Andrew Cuomo’s latest itch.