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Union/Clergy Coalition Presses State to Tax Rich, Corporations

“The Federal aid coming into New York State will only do so much—it will help us for about the next two years but after that, the state will be addressing budget deficits on its own,” State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento said during a March 29 Zoom press conference. “These ‘fair-share’ revenue-raisers would affect a tiny portion of individuals in our state while ensuring we don’t harm our health-care system and still help fund education, state services and our local governments into the future.”