Friday, November 04, 2011

Working Families Party Organizing Campaign in Support of Taxing Wealthy

Pressure to Raise Taxes - Democrats, Labor Push Cuomo to Drop Opposition to New Levy on the Wealthy (By JACOB GERSHMAN, Wall Street Journal) Entering the ring is the labor-backed Working Families Party, an influential force in state politics that stood on the sidelines during budget season last spring. Its detente with Mr. Cuomo appears to have ended, as party officials say they're organizing a media and field campaign in support of taxes on the wealthy. "We're in this fight full-throttle because the times simply demand no less of us," said Dan Cantor, the party's executive director.

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