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Cuomo again vetoes food donation bill

Dec 01, 2016 12:03 am
Matthew Hamilton reports in Capitol Confidential that on Nov. 29, for the second year in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have created a tax credit for food donations by New York farmers to a food bank or emergency food program. The governor said the credit would be duplicative of existing tax benefits for charitable food donations and “it is nearly impossible to establish an accurate value for donated food.” “Just in time for the holidays, the season when we should be thinking of giving and the well being of others, Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would help feed those in need,” Assemblyman Francisco Moya, D-Queens, said in a statement. “The Farm to Food bill was an opportunity to help our farmers fill our pantries and food banks so no family that has fallen on hard time is forced to make hard choices when putting food on the table.” Moya said he would introduce the bill again next year. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential.