Month: October 2014

New York, which trailed only California and Texas in population, is now trailing Florida, too, according to a new Census Bureau report. California boasts 38.8 million people, Texas ranks second with 26.96 million, but now Florida has 19.9 million, barely surpassing New York, with 19.7 million. Read More

With the economy improving, New York’s “domestic migration” loss has jumped back to pre-recession levels—pushing the Empire State to fourth place, behind Florida, in national population rankings. Read More

The New York State Thruway Authority adopted a 2015 operating and capital budget of $2 billion Friday that didn’t tell anybody anything they didn’t already know – namely, that tolls are going to have to rise. Read More

New York State Thruway chairman Howard Milstein resigned in early December— but he left behind the bill. The Thruway hasn’t explained how it will pay for its signature project: the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resist the urge to pay for the New NY Bridge with the billions the state is getting from rogue financial firms. Read More

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