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.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports higher minimum wages and should listen to what business people like her former boss are saying: minimum-wage regulation is a job killer. Read More.
The NY and NJ lawsuit claims that capping the deductibility of state and local taxes is unconstitutional, and it seeks to have the cap lifted. Read More.
If workers and their employers are happy with the the tipped minimum wage, why change it? Read More.
Things aren’t looking green for the Garden State, with a tax rate now among the highest in the nation and a bone-dry business climate. Read More.
Elected city officials will do New York property owners a great service if they can establish fairness in assessments and levies. Read More.
New York City councilmembers say that the mayor’s budget is irresponsible, increasing spending without putting any money toward savings. Read More.
“Budgeting” usually means making hard choices, but with revenues flowing in, de Blasio has not been required to make those tough decisions and prepare for leaner times when they come. Read More.
The New York State budget reflects the state’s fiscal pressures, which Albany has done little to relieve. Read More.
Rather than interfering with the price-setting mechanisms of the free market, the city should pursue more sensible ways of encouraging small businesses and landlords. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.