Sticking New York with unaffordable debt by E.J. McMahon | | New York Post

Skyrocketing public-pension obligations have generated concern across the country, especially in the wake of high-profile bankruptcies of Detroit and Stockton, Calif. In New York, an even larger burden looms in the form of lifetime health-insurance coverage promised to state and local government employees.

Yet at least one house of the Legislature is considering a bill that would effectively prevent any effort to reduce this unaffordable debt.

Hey, Assembly, what gives? by Tim Hoefer | | NY Torch

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Empire Center brings sunshine case to court | Press Releases

In a landmark case brought by the Empire Center with the support of major news media and good government watchdog organizations, the public’s right to know the identities of public pension recipients in New York will be at stake in arguments heard next week by the state’s highest court.