We’re number 49! by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

New York ranks 49th out of 50 states in the Tax Foundation's 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released today. (New Jersey seems permanently mired in last place, so we've got that going for us, which is nice.)

The Empire State's overall ranking on the widely noticed index is unchanged from last year, has ranged between 48th and 50th for a decade now, and has been 49 for most of Governor Andrew Cuomo's tenure.

How NY stacks up on business taxes by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

New York's tax climate for key business sectors—with the notable exception of manufacturing—ranks at or near the bottom among 50 states, according to study by the Tax Foundation and the KPMG accounting firm.

NY tax burden near top, again by Ken Girardin | | NY Torch

New York continued to impose one of nation's highest state and local tax burdens relative to income during fiscal 2012, according to data released today by the US Census Bureau.

Baby Boomer retirees flee NY | Ithaca Journal

New York State is increasingly driving away one of the most powerful economic assets to come along in generations — Baby Boomers in their retirement years.