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.
The $15 minimum wage has gone into effect in New York City, and the collateral effects are already being felt by restaurants. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio put his wife Chirlane McCray in charge of ThriveNYC, his major mental health initiative. Read More.
Reacting to months of opposition and protests, Amazon has decided against siting a major corporate headquarters in Queens. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio called for some budget cuts for fiscal-year 2020. Read More.
Governor Cuomo is acknowledging the problem—high taxes drive away high earners. Read More.
From the bold agenda that Governor Cuomo described in his State of the State address, you wouldn’t know that New York leads the country in outmigration to other states. Read More.
Governor Andrew Cuomo presents himself as a sober-minded centrist when it comes to spending and taxation. But New York is in poor fiscal health. Read More.
Building public infrastructure in New York City is extraordinarily expensive, mostly because of extravagant union contracts and the maintenance of prevailing-wage laws. Read More.
Ten years ago, things looked bleak in New York City after the implosion of the financial industry, followed by the arrest of Bernard Madoff for massive fraud. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.