Month: February 2014
"It's obvious that there is going to have been some movement in tolls on the Thruway. The question is who pays, how much, how soon," said E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center for New York Policy, who analyzed the documents. Read More
When the Empire Center posted a list on its website of the 665 public employees “double dipping” — or collecting public sector pensions while getting paid for other public sector jobs — Herkimer County’s Dr. Vinay Patil emerged as one of the highest-paid at $210,000 annually. Read More
In New York, the legislature generally convenes between January and June. Lawmakers are allowed to have outside jobs, and income is unlimited. Their base pay is the third highest in the U.S., behind California and Pennsylvania, according to the Empire Center for Public Policy, which favors less government spending. Read More
The president of the Empire Center for Public Policy, E. J. McMahon said, "Sometime in the next few years the thruway will be raising tolls. In all likelihood that is pretty clear by looking at their finances." Read More
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