Welfare is back by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

New York City's welfare caseloads are expanding again—a deliberate and predictable outcome of Mayor Bill De Blasio's policies, as Manhattan Institute's Steve Eide points out in his new "Poverty and Progress in New York" report.

Read the fine print behind the UFT contract deal by E.J. McMahon | | am New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio's 9-year contract agreement with the United Federation of Teachers, including a pair of 4 percent base-salary increases retroactive to the fall of 2008, will cost so much that he wants to defer some of the expense all the way out to the end of the decade.

Cuomo cool to de Blasio tax hike by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s “big, bold” proposal to hike the marginal income tax rate in New York City has smoked out Governor Andrew Cuomo’s now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t supply side.

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...