Property taxes: These places pay the most in New York Democrat and Chronicle

The report, released by the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank in Albany, found the effective tax rate for each region of the state.

Calculating tax rates can be tricky, particularly in New York, where property owners face various taxes from multiple jurisdictions, including counties, towns and cities, as well as schools.

77 LIRR Employees Made More Than $250K Last Year Patch

The number of LIRR employees who made more than $250,000 increased by nearly 50 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to payroll data found on the Empire Center for Public Policy's transparency website, SeeThroughNY.net.

EDITORIAL: Fix New York state’s overtime and pension abuses City & State New York

New Yorkers were shocked by the recent revelation by the Empire Center for Public Policy that Long Island Rail Road Chief Measurement Operator Thomas Caputo received more than $344,000 in overtime payments last year, bringing his total salary to more than $460,000. Equally alarming is that this outlandish number will become the basis upon which his pension payment is calculated, which is expected to exceed $162,000 a year.
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