Taxpayer-funded contributions to government pensions often overwhelm local budgets. Get the scoop on Gotham’s unions and pension funds as we probe into some of the city’s most powerful players.
New York City has drastically underfunded its pension obligations and faces enormous liabilities for retiree health care. Read More.
Powerful unions exercise control over both local governments and the teachers who pay steep dues for the privilege to hold their jobs. Read More.
Decrepit cross-Hudson train tubes and a bus terminal that is near collapse require billions of dollars in upgrades just to meet current demand. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.