Media Coverage

The day before the final debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, a group of mayors reiterated a longstanding plea. Cities matter, they said, and it was time for the candidates to show they understood that and tell the cou Read More

Oneida County taxpayers should be outraged over the proposed raises in County Executive Anthony Picente’s 2009 budget — many of which far exceed 10 percent and some of which are actually double that. Even more insulting to county taxpayers is Read More

Nearly 1-in-5 Oneida County employees – at least 310 workers — are scheduled to get raises of 10 percent or more in Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente’s proposed 2009 budget, an O-D comparison of this year’s and next year’s budgets fou Read More

The Bloomberg administration has seen no shortage of plans for grandiose development projects. But with credit tight and the city’s economy reeling from Wall Street’s woes, some of those projects — for better or worse — seem likely to go no f Read More

The campaign literature that fills mailboxes this time of year is as much a fixture of the seasonal political landscape as debates and television advertisements. But what taxpayers on the receiving end of those mailers might not realize is that in Read More

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