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ALBANY — Warning to rich New Yorkers: The tax man might be digging deeper into your pockets in the years ahead. There is a growing sense in the capital that legislators are likely to turn to an income tax increase on the wealthiest New Yorkers t Read More

Some of the more than 100 local projects on the state’s draft list of projects “ready to go” when President-elect Barack Obama releases economic stimulus funds have already had funds allocated, local officials say. Among them: $38 million fo Read More

Unless you owe your paycheck to taxpayers — maybe you are a public school teacher or government accountant — you’re going to enjoy the Editorial Spotlight interview the Editorial Board had today with E.J. McMahon, director of the Empire Center Read More

Some 6 percent of city workers rake in more than $100,000, research released yesterday by a conservative think tank shows. The offices of Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council, the public advocate, the city comptroller and the Department of Education Read More

Being the the speaker of the City Council’s right hand man can pay off, literally. Her chief of staff, Charles Meara, is the council’s top earner, according to payroll figures released today by the Manhattan Institute. His salary of $194,132 b Read More

Albany, New York – The group that coined the phrase "Dysfunctional Albany" has begun the New Year with a report that finds state government still sorely in need of reform. But NYU's Brennan Center says that there's hope that in the Senate, at least Read More

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