NYS presently has a progressive tax structure, wherein those who earn more pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes.
The human service agencies want it continued. The Occupy Wall Street people in the lower Manhattan might want it continued, but (as one might expect) it is unclear if they know such policies exist.
The governor is opposed to it, stating that it will cause wealthy individuals to leave the state.
Without action, the tax (funding stream) expires December 31, 2011. It is worth around $5B a year to the state.
Which side will win?