Press Releases

The Empire Center for Public Policy is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit initiated by New York City firefighter unions in an attempt to block the release of pension recipients’ names alongside individual pension benefit amounts. Read More

Albany and Binghamton topped the list for property taxes in the 2014 update of Benchmarking New York, the Empire Center web tool that connects users with tax, spending and debt data from local governments outside New York City. Read More

Eighty-five percent of the websites for New York’s largest local governments and school districts are failing to provide taxpayers with basic, easy-to-find information, according to the 2014 SeeThroughNY Local Government Website Report Card, released today by the Empire Center for Public Policy. Read More

A list of 8,155 people paid by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (SUNY) in fiscal year 2014 (ending June 30) has been posted at SeeThroughNY.net, the government transparency website of the Empire Center for Public Policy. Read More

Riverhead Central School District assistant superintendent Joseph Ogeka, Jr. was the highest-paid school district employee in New York outside New York City during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More

Niskayuna Central School District superintendent Susan Kay Salvaggio was the highest-paid school district employee in the Capital Region during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More

Buffalo City School District Superintendent Pamela Brown was the highest-paid school district employee in Western New York during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More

Horseheads Central School District Superintendent Ralph Marino, Jr. was the highest-paid school district employee in the Southern Tier during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More

Watertown City School District Superintendent Terry N. Fralick was the highest-paid school district employee in the North Country during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More

New Hartford Central School District Superintendent Robert J. Nole was the highest-paid school district employee in the Mohawk Valley region during the 2013-14 school year, according to data posted today at SeeThroughNY.net. Read More