Finance minister leaves Rudd on a limb over NT tax cut
By Reuven Blau / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 18, 2013, 7:08 PM Watts, Susan/New York Daily News The city finance commissioner David Frankel is slated to replace William Rapfogel. Related Stories Readers sound off on July 4th fireworks, MTA steel and Michael Jackson The city finance commissioner is leaving his post to take over the scandal-scarred Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. At the end of September, David Frankel is slated to replace William Rapfogel, 58, who last week was fired from the nonprofit organization he headed for 21 years amid allegations of financial shenanigans. The Met Council did not immediately reveal what Frankels salary would be. Rapfogel, who made $417,000 a year, was canned after the Mets board found financial irregularities under his tenure.
Asked repeatedly on Sky about the PMs personal objective of having the rate about a third lower, Wong said Im not going to be drawn on that. She said the government had said it wanted a tax benefit for the NT and Rudd had indicated his preference for a cut by a third. There would be a five-year-process to consider the issue. Im not going to pre-empt those discussions. The reduction would not come in before 2018, beyond the forward estimates, so was not costed.
Fate of Polish finance minister not known until November: deputy PM
Credit: Reuters/Peter Andrews WARSAW | Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:03pm EDT WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will not decide whether to replace his finance minister until November, at the earliest, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said on Sunday. Sources told Reuters on Friday Tusk was planning to dismiss Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski as part of a major cabinet reshuffle planned in a few months’ time to help rebuild the flagging support for the ruling Civic Platform party. “In my opinion, whether Minister Rostowski will remain in the government will be decided in November at the earliest,” Piechocinski told public radio. State television broadcaster TVP quoted a government spokesman as saying reports of Rostowski’s departure were mere speculation and no decisions about individual ministers would be made until the middle of the government’s four-year term, which started in November 2011.