San Jose Building Trades, Citing Successful L.A. Ballot Measure, Pressure City on Developer Tax Breaks
San Jose wants to give more tax breaks to developers, but trade unions aren’t having it – not without a little something in return, at least. The city is offering half-off discounts on park fees and construction taxes to companies that build residential high-rises before 2020. The city council must decide whether it wants to...
The latest lobbying disclosure from the group Putting New Yorkers to Work shows that part of the $1.9 million used in their campaign to push for an extension of the 421-a tax abatement program came from developers who were involved in the federal corruption charges surrounding former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate...