The package is designed to be broadly popular. Most taxpayers (4.4 million of them, according to the release) are going to pay less.
But of course not everyone will be pleased. There’s the press and good-government groups, who will not be happy that the proposal was reached between the Three Men in a Room and released*, fully formed, without any debate or obvious involvement from the party rank and file.
There are the economic-conservative Cuomo boosters, like the New York Post and E.J. McMahon, who see Cuomo’s de facto tax hike on the wealthiest New Yorkers—after his pledge not to raise taxes on high earners—as a betrayal."