In the Spotlight: Katko Supports Mueller, Palmieri Defends Budget, & Cuomo Confronts SALT Caps

In the Spotlight: Katko Supports Mueller, Palmieri Defends Budget, & Cuomo Confronts SALT Caps

This series highlights recent work of political journalists covering the region and the state.

Photo by Christopher Gregory/The New York Times

Photo by Christopher Gregory/The New York Times

Mark Weiner at Sryacuse.com reported Representative John Katko’s (NY-24) recent comments regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling  and the 2016 Trump campaign.

"I've known Robert Mueller. I was a federal prosecutor for 20 years," Katko explained. "He has a sterling reputation. I have no reason to believe he is anything other than an honorable man. Absolutely, the investigation should continue."

Photo from Observer Dispatch

Photo from Observer Dispatch

Talk of the Town (100.7 FM) hosts Jay Aiello, Mark Wolber and Rocco LaDuca interviewed Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri regarding the proposed city budget and related tax increase.

Mr. Wolber, an opponent of the proposed downtown hospital, and Mayor Palmieri, a proponent, debated contrasting visions of economic development for Utica.

Photo from USA Herald

Photo from USA Herald

Jimmy Veilkind at Politico New York provides details regarding Governor Cuomo’s proposal to “allow businesses to opt into a new payroll tax” that Cuomo “hopes will ‘thwart’ new federal limits on deductibility of state and local taxes.” The goal is to “skirt the new $10,000 deduction cap on income and property taxes.”

Analysis of the Olympic Détente and post-PyeongChang By Jun Kwon and Sung Jang

Analysis of the Olympic Détente and post-PyeongChang By Jun Kwon and Sung Jang

Interview with Rachel May on her Primary Challenge of Senator David Valesky (53rd NY Senate District) By Luke Perry

Interview with Rachel May on her Primary Challenge of Senator David Valesky (53rd NY Senate District) By Luke Perry