The Center Square/April 10th, 2021 The effective state and local tax rate for New York residents in 2019 was 14.1 percent, the highest percentage among the 50 states, according to a new ranking published by the Tax Foundation. Across the United States, the average state-local tax burden came in […]
Clifford Michel, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 25 at 10:32pm EDTby THE CITY The landmark deal struck by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature Thursday to legalize recreational marijuana in New York State reportedly includes one of the country’s most ambitious social equity programs.
“As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips. I was in shock, but I kept walking,” wrote Lindsey Boylan in a Medium post today. “He” was her boss, New York State governor […]
Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 28 at 8:37pm ESTby THE CITY The coming end of the year brings some promising news for tenants economically slammed by the pandemic: another shot at rent relief for tens of thousands and a deal to push the […]
By Delphine Luneau | The Center Square/December 24th, 2020 (The Center Square) – Population estimates for 2020 released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau paint a grim picture for New York, as the Empire State is projected to have lost more residents from the 2019 numbers than any other state […]
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 21st, 2020 (The Center Square) – The New York State Department of Labor announced recently it would proceed with a scheduled increase in the minimum wage that was scheduled to take effect before the COVID-19 pandemic started. It’s a move that business […]
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 18th, 2020 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday he’s not a gambler, but he’s willing to bet the state can avoid the kind of shutdown other states have implemented in recent weeks due to increases in […]
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 16th, 2020 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulled no punches Wednesday in responding to reports that the COVID-19 relief package being hashed out by congressional leaders in Washington would not include funding for state and local governments. He […]
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 15th, 2020 (The Center Square) – Saying that the gap between the wealthy and working class grew wider during the pandemic, a consortium of New York labor organizations representing 2.5 million workers called on state lawmakers to return to Albany before the […]
A NYS Senate supermajority raises a host of fresh possibilities, but none are more profound than those for Roosevelt Island.