Tag: Migration

As the cold weather moves in, more and more New York residents move out. They used to call them snowbirds, but each year tens of thousands now stay long after the snow flies. There are two big reasons, weather and taxes, and one government watchdog group says its costing New York State. Read More

We’re No. 1 — but not in a good way, according to a report that shows New York has lost more tax-paying residents than any other state in the nation. IRS data from 2013 shows 114,929 taxpayers moved out of the state, far more than the 68,943 who left Illinois, which ranked second for most residents lost. Read More

New York got a double dose of bad news Tuesday, as it dropped to fourth place among most populated states amid signs the alarming trend of people moving out is accelerating once again. The population exodus “is back almost to matching a level of 2007,” E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center said. “Our economy hasn’t gotten any better relative to the other places people are going.” Read More

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