Follow the talk on city and state finances, taxes, budget freezes, and the minimum wage. Learn the ins and outs of the budget to see exactly how New York is spending your tax dollars.
News that a beloved pizza parlor in Brooklyn had been seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes surprised many aficionados of the Midwood eatery, including Mayor de Blasio. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio and others tout the $15 minimum wage in New York City as an example for the nation. Read More.
Though their impact isn’t being felt yet, New York’s new laws expanding rent regulation won’t make it any easier for young people or families to find housing. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio and the city council reached agreement on next year’s budget ahead of schedule. Read More.
Connecticut’s new governor, Ned Lamont, was elected on a promise to get the state’s finances in order. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has presented his executive budget for the coming fiscal year, and spending once again is higher than the year before. Read More.
There’s a movement to spread the gospel of rent regulation to the rest of New York, including impoverished areas in the Southern Tier. Read More.
There is one bright spot to the New York State budget—the 2% cap on property taxes has been made permanent for local jurisdictions. Read More.
The Left's opposition to fracking has led them to encourage New Yorkers to cut down forests and burn them for heat. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.