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Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.28.2015 | New York
Lawrence Wittner

For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?

New York Senate Rejects Immigrant Student 'Dream Act'

AP | JOSEFA VELASQUEZ | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate rejected a bill Monday that would open up state tuition assistance to students in the country illegally, das...

Over Half Of New York Can't Afford To Pay The Rent

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

A new report confirms what New Yorkers have known for years: the rent really is too damn high. Over 50 percent of New York state residents pay ren...

A National Gay Marriage Push From A New York Official

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is using the power of the state's $160 billion pension system to urge President Barack Obam...


AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wall Street cash bonuses for 2012 are expected to rise 8 percent to $20 billion, partly driven by deferred payments from previou...

Qualcomm Lawsuit Dropped

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's comptroller has dropped his lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc. after the wireless technology company agreed to disclose mor...

NY Comptroller Sues Qualcomm Over Political Spending

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's comptroller has sued Qualcomm Inc. in an attempt to compel the wireless technology company to disclose its political s...

State Comptroller Warns Of Seriously Weakened Financial Systems Throughout New York

The New York Times | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

Local governments across New York State are collecting less in taxes, burning through their cash reserves and running up deficits, according to a repo...

The Best Congress the Banks' Money Can Buy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After months of haggling and debate, Congress finally passes reform legislation to fix a serious rupture in the body politic, and the president signs it into law. But the fight's just begun, because the special interests immediately set out to win back what they lost when the reform became law.

Port Authority Cops Earning Over $200,000

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

Dozens of rank-and-file Port Authority cops are earning more than $200,000 in 2011 thanks to overtime. According to NBC New York, one sergeant has...

Wall Street Could Shed Thousands More Jobs By End Of Next Year

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street is again losing jobs because of global economic woes, threatening tax revenue for a city and state heavily reliant on the...

William Alden

Prospect Of U.S. Credit Downgrade Has Local Governments On Edge | William Alden | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- For municipalities struggling to get their finances in order and for the professionals who oversee their investments, the battle being wag...

Cuomo and Duffy's Tax Returns Show Incomes Over $200,000

Posted 06.19.2011 | New York

New York state's top two state officials both earned more than 200,000 dollars in 2010, according to a report from The Albany Times Union. Governo...

Wall Street's Average Bonus Falls, But Still Sky-High

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street paid an average cash bonus of $128,530 in 2010, down 9 percent from the previous year, as financial reforms prompted a shi...

Bloomberg Tackles Pensions

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In the classic tug of war between labor and management over wages and pensions, the unions' political strength has driven management into the mud of deficit and despair.

Wall Street Buoyed by Prospect of Bush Tax Cut Extension, Bonuses

Amanda Benchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amanda Benchley

Nobody was watching President Obama on CNN during Happy Hour at the PJ Clarke's in the World Financial Center.

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Plugging the Gaps in New York's State Budget

Vegas Tenold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vegas Tenold

Last spring, while the New York legislature stubbornly refused to agree on a budget, Richard Ravitch came up with a plan to rein in the state's out of control deficit. It was a tough sell.

William Alden

Public Pension Funds 'Borrowing In Disguise,' Projecting HUGE Returns | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Public pension funds could be in a much bigger hole than they're admitting. And facing up to more realistic numbers won't be easy. Across the count...

A Final Thought on Carl Paladino: Thanks for Nothing

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

As the sun sinks on Paladino's political career, say goodbye to one of the worst candidates for major office in the history of New York politics. Farewell, Carl. We will not see your like again. Let's hope.

Last Minute NYC Voter Guide

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

All of the punditry, mudslinging and sanity rallying has come down to this: The 2010 midterm elections. We've got your New York City guide to the can...

New York's Sexy Race For State Comptroller

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Forget the likes of Carl Paladino, Andrew Cuomo and Chuck Schumer. The most interesting race on the ballot for those of us in New York City is the one for state comptroller.

Sleeper Candidate?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The next eight weeks will show us whether the Republican candidate for comptroller can ignite widespread feelings against incumbency and the public demand for fiscal responsibility into support.

Today's Front Pages: August 9

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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New York Takes On BP

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has hired outside lawyers in an effort to become the lead plaintiff in a federal class-action la...

Coal in for a Bumpy Ride and a Final Decline

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

In the past three weeks, our nation crossed a line in how we think about coal, and it now seems coal's long flight of dominating how we produce electricity has embarked on a final decline.