Cuomo Taps Political Rival To Lead Tax Relief Commission

10.03.13 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted one of his predecessors to look for ways to cut taxes for businesses and middle class New Yorkers.  Cuomo, a Democrat, has gone to former Gov. George Pataki, a Republican, partly to keep politics out of the process. He named Pataki and former state Comptroller Carl McCall as co-chairmen of a Tax Relief Commission. The commission is to report to Cuomo by Dec. 6. Cuomo says the group will focus on property taxes, which he says are a scourge statewide. Pataki says that when he got the call from Cuomo he thought at first it was a wrong number.  Pataki, the former mayor of Poughkeepsie, defeated Cuomo's father in 1994 to become Governor.