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New York needs a five-year plan to address its structural budget imbalance.
Because the New York State budget crisis emerged during a national recession, people often think that the budget gaps
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(For an update with more details on the new bill, see A Right to Be Sick in The Wonkster.)
Get ready to push replay on the debate over
The quiet release in February of the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report for FY 2010 -- a mandated report intended as a mid-year review and adjustment of mayoral budget plans --
Last month, colleagues began telling Maria Rizera -- one of 16 Spanish-speaking workers at the Staten Island E-ZPass call center -- that, unless she began taking calls in English only,
The din of lobbyists and legislators pressing flesh, asking for favors, making promises and issuing assurances floats into Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's office. The Monday after the week-long Presidents' Day
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A fast food worker makes fries
First came Kingsbridge: A highly unusual vote at the City Council, which shattered an approximately $300 million proposal from the Related Companies to
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Hopeful visitors at a university career fair. Graduates are facing the longest economic downturn since the Great Depression.
This month marks the second anniversary of the onset
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Holiday cheer seemed to echo across the country Friday when the U.S. Census Bureau announced retail sales had increased 1.3 percent in November compared to the previous month.
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Wall Street gains are a chief reason for the surprise increase in this year's tax revenues.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s November modification of the city’s four-year financial plan
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Last week, at Gov. David Paterson's order, the state paid legislators thousands of dollars to hold a special session to cut the state