New York's huge budget deficit—$15.4 billion in the next 15 months—will force difficult choices in terms of government services and tax policies for years to come. To engage intelligently in that debate, New Yorkers need far more information than we now receive from Albany.
The names, titles and base salaries of 427,759 New York City government employees are now posted on the web at SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center for Public Policy announced today.
Payrolls of 19 New York public authorities--including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and regional transit authorities serving Western and Central New York--are now available at SeeThroughNY.net, the government transparency website sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy.
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli are being honored with the 2008 SeeThroughNY Award for Promoting Transparency in Government, the Empire Center for Public Policy announced today.
New York’s Freedom of Information law should be amended to require greater public disclosure by government employers of tentative contract agreements with public-sector labor unions, according to a Policy Briefing issued today by the Empire Center for Public Policy.
Members of the state Senate Majority spent an average of 62 percent more on their legislative offices than Minority party members during the six months ending March 31, while Assembly Majority members spent 33 percent more than Minority members during the same period, according to a new searchable database of legislative expenditure reports posted today at SeeThroughNY.net.
Payrolls of two of New York’s largest public authorities—the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the New York State Thruway Authority—are now available at SeeThroughNY.net, the government transparency website sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy.
As schools open across New York State this week, much of what happens in the classroom will be affected by contracts between school districts and unions representing their teachers.