Month: September 2011

E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center on a segment of NY1's "Inside City Hall" last night. E.J. began by informing moderator Errol Lewis that Governor Cuomo's  with the Legislature involves a significant tax increase, not a tax cut. Read More

The Governor's Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE) Commission issued an overdue presentation to the Governor on December 15, 2011.  Tucked away on , is one proposal the Governor needs to embrace with open Read More

A new to promote employment for unemployed inner-city youth was part of this week’s tax increase deal between Governor Cuomo and the Legislature. Like the rest of Wednesday’s legislative package, the youth employment Read More

The Municipal Market Advisors research shop says today that in Minnesota and Colorado upholding states' rights to reduce cost-of-living pension increases for current retirees could affect municipal credit quality. Read More

THREE YEARS AFTER the stock market cratered in 1929, American schools suffered their own crash. School districts had managed to ride out the early years of the Great Depression; in fact, because many districts depended on property taxes, which didn Read More

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