Month: September 2009

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

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

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

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

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