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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“LIFO” strikes again

The fiscally distressed Rochester City School District is moving to lay off 152 teachers, but there’s little doubt which educators are on the chopping block.

Regents flunk finance (again)

New York's education establishment is pushing for a massive school aid hike despite the biggest state budget deficit since the Great Recession.

DOB issues subminimal wage analysis

The Cuomo administration has issued a remarkably flimsy, misleading and superficial analysis of New York's minimum wage hikes since 2013.