Dan Clark

Dan Clark is the PolitiFact New York reporter based out of Albany, N.Y., in partnership with the Buffalo News. Dan has covered New York state government from the capitol building in Albany since 2014. He joined the PolitiFact team in 2016 after two years as a producer for Capital Tonight, upstate New York's only daily political television show. Dan is a native upstate New Yorker, spending most of his life in the Binghamton area before moving to Albany in 2010. Dan is a graduate of the University at Albany, where he studied Journalism and Documentary Studies.

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Do many upstate lawmakers not represent a millionaire, as Cuomo said?

"Many of the Senate and Assembly districts, they don't have a millionaire upstate," Cuomo said. "So, it would affect literally no one. But they're against it because it's their basic philosophy as I mentioned." New York state taxes wealthy earners at a higher rate. Republicans have said they’re opposed to the higher rate for the wealthy. But during last year’s state budget deal, lawmakers agreed to extend the higher rate until the end of 2019. Since then, high-income earners lost the option to deduct more than $10,000 in state income tax as part of the federal tax law passed by Congress. So now Cuomo wants to change the state tax code so wealthy residents can continue those deductions. Is he right that there are few millionaires upstate that would benefit from the change?

Have sex crimes on New York City's subway increased under de Blasio?

Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor, says the number of sex crimes on the city’s subway system has increased since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014. "People are packed in like sardines," Malliotakis said in a new television ad, "and subway sex crimes are up over 50 percent." Sex crimes refer to acts of a sexual nature on the subway, like touching someone without consent or public lewdness. Riding the subway has been less than pleasant lately, with frequent delays and occasional equipment failures. But is Malliotakis right when she says riding the subway has become more dangerous as well?

Who's paying for the $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement?

"That means all of upstate that uses the Thruway is going to be paying for the Tappan Zee Bridge, something he has not wanted to disclose for the bridge he is naming after his father," Cox said. Is Cox right? Will upstate Thruway drivers foot part of the bill for the new bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties?

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So there is this dumb thing the Internet did today. But if you’re like us, you probably saw it at some point and wondered what was up. PolitiFact is here for you.

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