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Well, what do you know?  Barely a month after its enactment, New York State's biggest income tax hike since 1961 has already driven away one of the Empire State's wealthiest and most productive residents.  Make that former Read More

JetBlue, which employs 800 people at its Queens headquarters, might move the facility out of state in two and a half years to escape New York's high cost of doing business, the Daily News . Read More

, Nicole writes in today's Post.   The downstate economy will pay a steep price for what will be, at best, a temporary solution to the MTA's enormous budget shortfalls, she points out. For what taxpayers are giving up here, the Read More

To assuage reluctant lawmakers, Gov. Paterson has proposed that school districts be exempt from the new payroll tax that he wants Albany to impose on all employers, including public-sector employers, in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's ser Read More