Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Taxes
February 23, 2021
1:00 p.m.


Michael Reed Schmidt
Commissioner, New York State Department of Taxation & Finance

Dr. Jonas Shaende
Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

James S. Henry, Esq.
Senior Advisor, Tax Justice Network; Yale U.; SHG

Susan Harley
Managing Director, Congress Watch, Public Citizen

Michael Kink
Executive Director, Strong Economy for All Coalition

Edmund J. McMahon
Senior Fellow, Empire Center for Public Policy

Ken Pokalsky
Vice President, The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

Allan Gandelman
President, NY Cannabis Growers and Processors Association

Nqiste Abebe
President, NY Medical Cannabis Industry Association

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.
President, SAM Action, Inc.

Joseph Faraldo
President, Empire State Harness Horsemen’s Alliance

Joseph D. Battaglia, CPA
Officer-Secretary, Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association

Rich Maroko
President, NY Hotel & Motel Trades Council

Anne Reynolds
Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy NY

Scott Shedler
Legislative Liaison, New York State Assessors Association

Carolyn Warren Price
President, Upstate New York Towns Association

Joel Berg
CEO, Hunger Free America

Boris Santos
Policy Analyst and Organizer, DSA-Debt and Finance Working Group

David Siffert
Executive Committee Member, Village Independent Democrats

Asha Avery
Organizer, Youth Alliance for Housing

John Crepps
Director of Global Sales Tax, Element Fleet Management

Written Testimony

James A. Parrott, Ph.D.
Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for New York City Affairs at the New school


Empire State Harness Horsemen’s Alliance

Jessica Price

Luke Elliott-Negri

Managed Funds Association

Dr. Tanya Adams
Co-Chair, NY Committee for Doctors for Cannabis Regulatory

NYS Council of Churches


Partnership for NYC

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)


Unshackle Upstate

Western NY Law Center

Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, RN
New York State Nurses Association

National Federation of the Blind

NYS Nurses Association