How much will new retirement health benefits for Utica teachers cost taxpayers? The Utica City School District refuses to say. In 2008, the district approved a teacher’s contract that added retirement health benefits not seen in the district Read More
Month: February 2010
New York stands at a precipice. As bad as the state's finances have been in recent years, they soon could become much worse. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has warned that the state faces a 2009-10 deficit of at least $4 billion and a three-year budg Read More
The Obama administration is floating the idea of imposing a tax on Wall Street, possibly tied to bonuses, as part of its next budget, The Post has learned. According to two people familiar with the matter, the White House has circulated a draft bu Read More
Gloria Wright / The Post-StandardSchool districts don’t make teacher contracts public until after they are approved. That’s what happened recently when the Liverpool school district approved a three-year contract. Here, Liverpool school board mem Read More
Gloria Wright / The Post-StandardLiverpool school board members recently approved a three-year contract that calls for raises of 3.65 percent , 2.15 percent and 2.0 percent. Board members a week earlier had rejected a one-year contract with a 3.65 pe Read More
According to the Manhattan Institute’s Empire Center for Public Policy, from 2000 to 2008, more than 1.5 million New Yorkers left — the nation’s largest loss of residents to other states. I’ll let you in on a secret — it’s not the weather Read More
Every special-interest group in the state was likely watching for what Gov. David Paterson would say about them in his State of the State speech earlier this week. The public education field was left waiting, however, as Paterson said almost nothi Read More
New York has an opportunity to save $30 billion over the next three years without tax increases or layoffs, according to a strategy proposed Jan. 4 by the Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank. New York was running an Read More
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