NEW YORK

Go Fish

Cuomo signed off on tax break benefiting campaign donors.

Aug. 15, 2013, 7:20 a.m.

While Gov. An­drew Cuomo (D) looks poised to coast to reelec­tion, Thursday’s New York Daily News con­tains a story that fu­ture op­pon­ents — in next year’s gubernat­ori­al bid or per­haps a fu­ture cam­paign for high­er of­fice — could at­tempt to use against him: “The deep-pock­eted real es­tate in­vestors who own a land­mark former stock ex­change build­ing in lower Man­hat­tan lav­ished Gov. Cuomo with $76,000 in cam­paign dona­tions just weeks be­fore Cuomo ap­proved a luc­rat­ive tax break for their prop­erty. … Cuomo spokes­wo­man Melissa DeR­osa said the gov­ernor had prom­ised to sign the bill since June 2012 and in­sisted that the con­tri­bu­tions had noth­ing to do with the tax breaks.”
Kev­in Bren­nan

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