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ALBANY - Eight state senators, including four from the city, have spent more than $500,000 each in taxpayer money on office expenses in just the last six months. The Empire Center for Public Policy says the lawmakers burned up the cash in the last Read More

New York's government still easily qualifies as dysfunctional, and property taxes remain exorbitant - just last week, updated Census Bureau figures put Westchester as tops in the nation for property taxes paid, with Rockland ranking sixth, and Putnam Read More

Troubles on Wall Street will no doubt challenge Main Streets across the Lower Hudson Valley, and many leaders from local governments and school districts are bracing for difficult times. Although the severity of the financial fallout and its effec Read More

New York is one of a handful of states that would be hit with a net increase in federal taxes under Senator Obama's tax plan, according to a new study. Thanks to New York City's heavy concentration of wealth, the Democratic candidate's proposal wo Read More

ALBANY - Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes would pile a staggering $16 billion in additional taxes on wealthy New Yorkers, according to a new report. The study, from the conservative-oriented Manhattan Institute, examined the impact in 2009-2010 Read More


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