Nine Years of SeeThroughNY

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Little for NY in latest fed tax twist

For millionaire-dependent New York State, a slightly lower top federal tax rate would be little more than a band-aid on the big SALT repeal wound.

Hempstead’s lame-duck job freeze

Hempstead's lame-duck supervisor has inked the most indefensible no-layoff deal in Long Island’s history of open-handed labor relations.

Is Washington hooked on ‘HIT’?

For all the taxes that Congress is aiming to cut, one has surprisingly dodged the ax so far: the $14.3 billion “Health Insurance Tax,” or HIT.