Albany’s ‘big ugly’ may have private school tax credit

by David McKay Wilson

June 11, 2015

“The big ugly” is what Albany insiders call the end-of-session omnibus bill that can include all kinds of disparate issues that get packaged for an up-or-down vote.

That ugliness gets framed through horsetrading that legislative leaders carry out to broach the ideological chasm that separates the Republicans who rule the state Senate’s roost, and the Democrats who reign in the state Assembly.

Tax issues have found their way into the 2015 session’s denouement. It features the renewal of rent regulations, that quadrennial opportunity for Senate Republicans to win concessions from Assembly Democrats, who want to strengthen the rent rules and may have to give on a pet Senate initiative to get what they want for the tenants of New York City and its suburbs.

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