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A proposal by Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi for the executive to control school districts was dismissed out of hand by superintendents and local politicians Saturday. In an op-ed piece in Newsday Sunday, Suozzi argues Tuesday's election co Read More

North Colonie School Superintendent Randy Ehrenberg will retire at the end of this school year, the district announced Friday. Ehrenberg has led the district for 81/2 years. "To have played a role in the life of this district has been a tremend Read More

For the past decade a large coterie of pundits, prognosticators and their media camp followers have insisted that growth in America would be concentrated in places hip and cool, largely the bluish regions of the country. Since the onset of the rec Read More

A new research report from the Empire Center for Public Policy does not beat around the bush. Titled “Empire State Exodus,” the report begins with a blunt statement: “The Empire State is being drained of an invaluable resource—people.” I Read More

New York's budget deficit is growing again, Gov. David Paterson said in a leaders meeting. The current fiscal year deficit, Paterson said, is now pegged at $3.2 billion, with the two-year gap ballooning to $6.8 billion. The governor said those num Read More

As Gov. Paterson and legislative lead ers meet today to tackle a multibil lion-dollar budget shortfall, they should note a new report's warning: New Yorkers are fleeing in droves -- and it's wreaking havoc with the public fisc. The report, by the Read More

New York State officials who enjoyed the ability to create budgets to finance expansive government programs at the expense of tax-paying residents may have to become accustomed to more fiscally conservative distribution and spending policies. Accordi Read More

A historic nosedive in state tax collections extended into the third quarter of the year, and only an infusion of federal economic stimulus money has averted widespread program cuts and worker layoffs. Tax collections from July through September d Read More

A radio ad paid for by the New York State United Teachers, NYSUT says, "Governor Paterson's deep budget cuts could bring on a devastating storm that rips apart public education." Pateron has proposed $480 million in cuts to education. New York Sta Read More

U.S. markets turned higher Monday after the Commerce Department said the gross domestic product rose 3.5 percent in the third quarter. It was the first rise in the nation's economic output since the second quarter of 2008 and better than expected. Read More

A Republican senator’s proposal to count only United States citizens when reapportioning Congress would cost California five seats and New York and Illinois one each, according to an independent analysis of census data released Tuesday. Texas, whic Read More

An old saying goes that the time to live in New York is when you're young and poor, or old and rich—otherwise, you're better off somewhere else. That wisdom is getting an update this week from a study by the Empire Center for Public Policy that sho Read More

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