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E.J. McMahon of the fiscally conservative Empire Center.

E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy during a joint legislative budget hearing on taxes on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)