The Feds show us how by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

Let's make a deal - you give me $650 today, and five years from now I'll give you $10,000 back.  That incredible return on investment is what some forward-thinking federal agencies are offering taxpayers, according to the National Archives and Recor...

Cuomo answers raise more questions by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

In a just-completed radio interview, Governor Andrew Cuomo talked a little more about his State of the State announcement last week concerning a proposed new convention center at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.

But Cuomo’s answers raised a few other questions.

Cuomo’s Big Idea Looks Like 1970s by E.J. McMahon | | Newsday

'The largest convention center in the nation, period" -- in Queens? Is he kidding?

Nope. In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did, indeed, tout the same sort of white elephant already being chased by states and cities across the country.

Taming the Medicaid Bull by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

Trying to rein in runaway Medicaid spending is an historic annual event in New York. Governor Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign Team was assigned the most recent task of both reducing spending and increasing the quality of care.

A Gem in the SAGE brush by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

The Governor's Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission issued an overdue presentation to the Governor on December 15, 2011.  Tucked away on page 42, is one proposal the Governor needs to embrace with open arms: taking over the adminis...

Jobs for Youth: Hype or Hope? by Russell Sykes | | NY Torch

A new $62 million plan to promote employment for unemployed inner-city youth was part of this week’s tax increase deal between Governor Cuomo and the Legislature. Like the rest of Wednesday’s legislative package, the youth employment provisions w...

A “more open and engaged process” — not! by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

Gov. Cuomo's tax-hike package -- according to him -- is an "extraordinary benefit to the state ... that the state desperately, desperately needs to help turn around this economy." E.J.'s been covering all the reasons why this is not what New York n...
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