The MTA Transparency Story

The Empire Center's annual release of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll data on the SeeThroughNY transparency website made an especially big splash this year.

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Labor strikes UI gold

Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal allowing striking workers to collect unemployment benefits after three weeks.

Pre-budget, state’s ahead in cash

New York's state tax receipts through December were $1.3 billion above projections for the fiscal year that ends March 31.

Labor giveaway hits the trail

A dispute over proposed trail construction shows how far Gov. Cuomo is going to steer work to political allies.