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