NY Needs Answers by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

Tonight’s seven-way, 90-minute New York guber natorial debate sounds more like the premise for a TV reality show than a forum for airing the most critical issues facing the Empire State.

The Empire State’s Stimulus Addiction by E.J. McMahon | | The Wall Street Journal

After weeks of tumult and parliamentary maneuvering—including Gov. David Paterson's threat of a government shutdown that would bring "unimaginable chaos" and "anarchy in the streets"—New York finally has a state budget for the fiscal year that began April 1.

The Gov NY Needs by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

Which will vanish sooner -- New York state’s incredible shrinking cash reserves, or its incredible shrinking chief executive? It could be a photo finish.

Derailing New York | New York Post

Thirty-five years ago this month, the state Urban Development Corp. defaulted on its short-term debt -- setting off bond-market alarms that culminated in New York City’s 1970s fiscal crisis.

Could the Metropolitan Transportation Authority become this era’s UDC?

Stimulus’ Slaps NY Taxpayers by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

THE House of Representatives this week is expected to pass a federal stimulus package that could pump at least $17 billion of noncapital funding directly into New York's state and local government coffers over the next two years.

Time to End Misuse of Authorities by E.J. McMahon | | Syracuse Post-Standard

During the recent uproar over the Thruway Authority's questionable handling of a proposed Erie Canal land development deal, far too little attention was paid to the more fundamental question of why the Thruway Authority had anything to do with the canal in the first place.

Ferry Foolish by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

The largest privately run ferry service be tween New Jersey and Manhattan is seeking a financial bailout for at least some of its operations from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which already controls most of the bridge, tunnel and rail network that ferry riders are paying a premium to avoid.