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
Month: August 2009
he mayor's official pay is $225,000 a year - although Bloomberg accepts just $1 of it - but two of his 427,759 subordinates earn more. The compensation of all city workers is public information, but until Tuesday it wasn't necessarily accessible.. 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 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
The media treated it as good news when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union said last week that they'd settle their next contract through binding arbitration. Read More
In his first annual address to legislators last week, Gov. David A. Paterson said, "The state of our state is perilous." Yet his energy platform promises to visit more peril upon the Empire State. Read More
New York's huge budget deficit—$15.4 billion in the next 15 months—will force difficult choices in terms of government services and tax policies for years to come. To engage intelligently in that debate, New Yorkers need far more information than we now receive from Albany. Read More
Nearly 85 percent of school districts in Oneida and Herkimer counties are spending less per student than the average for schools statewide, an O-D analysis of funding numbers shows. Statewide, districts spend $18,768 per year on each child. But lo Read More
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