Media Coverage

I feel special affection for people who make my job easier, and no one meets that standard more satisfactorily than the good people at the Empire Center for Public Policy, who have just added to their already formidable Web site an entire truckload o Read More

The often opaque world of school finances has become more transparent with a new tool that allows New Yorkers to analyze how their school districts spend money and to compare them to nearly 700 other districts around the state. Benchmarking New Yo Read More

The out-migration of New Yorkers that has been ongoing since the 1990s, according to the leaders of businesses-development and anti-tax groups, is taking its toll on the state's economy and its communities. They were responding to a recent report Read More

If you are a taxpayer in the Northeast, here is some advice: Get down on a knee, clasp your hands and pray. Pray for banker bonuses this year. Big ones. Cash, preferably. New York's state government, and its dysfunctional neighbors in New Jerse Read More

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


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