A $15-an-hour minimum wage?

Governor Cuomo’s newly launched campaign for an unprecedented $15-an-hour minimum wage will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state’s economic outlook.

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Senate panel OK’s huge OPEB bill

A State Senate committee has (yet again) approved a bill that would saddle future generations of New Yorkers with massive unfunded liabilities.


Tax cap a near-freeze for 2016-17

Next year's New York State school property tax cap will be near zero—but districts also have been saving big money due to falling pension costs.


Cuomo’s magical mystery cash

There's much less than meets the eye in Governor Cuomo's grandiose promise of $100 billion in "transformative" capital projects.