New York doesn't look so hot in the just-released 2011 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) report cards in and , designed to show "what America's students know and can do in various subject areas." Generally, the trending shows impr Read More
Some leaders of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) union received double-digit raises -- despite a faltering economy, the Albany Times Union . But at least these union bosses aren't paid with taxpayer money... Oh, wait, union pr Read More
New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio thinks they are, at least to some extent. The advocate's office announced yesterday that it was into the amount of time it takes NYC agencies to answer Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests. At th Read More
Yesterday, the Public Employees Federation (PEF) voted down -- by a wide margin - the contract their leadership negotiated with Gov. Cuomo. The Governor's staff was quick to place the blame on the union. But as in today's New York Post, PEF - lik Read More
The has just released a new index that takes a comprehensive approach to measuring just how powerful government unions are in each of the 50 states. Which state had the lowest ranking, denoting the most powerful Read More
On Wednesday, in an apparent move to appease open government advocates and curious taxpayers, City Comptroller John Liu announced that the New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS) Board of Trustees had adopted three resolutions that would “provide the public with unprecedented access to information concerning the pension system.” Read More
The Beekmantown Central School District made when preparing its voting machines prior to their school budget vote back in May. At least one of the three machines understated -- by $2 million -- the cost of the proposed budget (and a second proposi Read More
What would "truly transformational" public pension reform look like in New York? E.J. McMahon answers the question in in today's New York Post. The key, E.J. argues, is to replace the traditional defined-benefit (DB) pension with a def Read More
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