Month: February 2010

Canceling millions of dollars in unused pork-barrel spending and freezing teacher salaries are among the steps that a fiscally conservative think tank says could save New York $30 billion over three years. A new report from the Empire Center for P Read More

Reform Medicaid, freeze public-employees’ salaries and cut lawmakers’ pork-barrel money are ways the state can pull itself out of its financial mess, a government watchdog group recommended today. The report from the conservative Empire Center fo Read More

An economic think tank called on Gov. Paterson yesterday to freeze the salaries of all public employees -- from police officers to DMV clerks to teachers -- as part of a $30 billion plan to skirt fiscal calamity. The unprecedented action proposed Read More

With New York’s finances at their worst since the Great Depression, a new plan put together by a local think-tank outlines a way for the state to save as much as $30 billion in the next three years. Among other points, the plan recommends that the Read More

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