More retirees leaving NY for Florida WRGB (CBS Albany)

As the cold weather moves in, more and more New York residents move out.

They used to call them snowbirds, but each year tens of thousands now stay long after the snow flies. There are two big reasons, weather and taxes, and one government watchdog group says its costing New York State.

More residents left New York than any other state in 2013 New York Post

We’re No. 1 — but not in a good way, according to a report that shows New York has lost more tax-paying residents than any other state in the nation.

IRS data from 2013 shows 114,929 taxpayers moved out of the state, far more than the 68,943 who left Illinois, which ranked second for most residents lost.