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As the national economy improved between mid-2013 and 2014, the movement of New Yorkers to other states surged back to pre-recession levels.
New York’s state legislators would like a raise, but a review of state payroll data shows that more than three-quarters of them already earn more than their frequently cited $79,500 statutory base salary.
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Empire Ideas is a series of policy papers focusing on topics of concern to local governments. Our goal in this project is to help elected officials, local taxpayer groups, community associations and concerned taxpayers explore ways of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of local government.
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Empire Center's Data section now includes over 50 different data sets in seven categories that measure and rank New York's state and local taxes, spending, debt and economic competitiveness.