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[See update at end of item.] Buried in one of the now pending in Albany is what looks like a $1 billion federal stimulus aid slush fund, which could be "suballocated" by the governor to "to any state department, agency or public authorit Read More

Ratings agency Moody's has put the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a sort of purgatory, noting (but more diplomatically than I will) that Albany's utter failure to solve a relatively simple problem "puts the MTA on an operating p Read More

Supporters of a massive increase in New York State’s marginal income tax rates are crowing over an in today’s New York Times, headlined “Taxes Not Seen as Making the Rich Flee New York.”  The article (in which I’m quoted) focuses Read More

Famous pretend insurance company AIG, responding to popular demand, has released a list of its major structured-finance counterparties -- that is, those banks, municipalities and the like that stood to lose the most if AIG had gone under without mass Read More

March isn't half over yet -- but we already have a winner!  Even with the state budget unsettled (with all that implies, bad ideas-wise), the worst idea of the month is surely a proposal by state Sen. Carl Kruger for avoiding East River bridge tolls Read More

Fitch Ratings just released its survey of big investors' views of the future of various debt markets "going forward." Of the insurance companies, pension and hedge funds, and other asset managers that responded, 12 percent said that the tax-exempt m Read More

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