Analysis: NYS personal income tax levy more than twice the amount of national average

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square contributor/July 30th, 2021 (The Center Square) – Collectively, governing entities across New York state levy more than twice

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New York lands at No. 15 in ranking of states by prosperity

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square contributor/July 29th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York received high rankings for its business environment and natural

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Op-Ed: Critical race theory is about to face its day(s) in court

John Murawski | RealClearInvestigations/April 27th, 2021 As recently as last summer, few people outside academia had heard of critical race theory, whose central claim is that racism, not liberty, is the founding value and guiding vision of American society. Then, President Donald Trump issued an executive order last September banning the teaching of this “malign

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Combined local-state tax rate in New York highest in U.S.

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 at 10.3 percent of Americans’ combined income,

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Current staffer becomes 8th woman to accuse Cuomo of inappropriate behavior

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor/March 19th, 2021 (The Center Square) – A new accuser has come forward in the ongoing sexual harassment scandal tied to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Friday, a current staffer came forward with a series of allegations against the leader facing numerous calls to resign over similar

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Op-Ed: Gov. Cuomo solicited millions in campaign cash from state vendors

Adam Andrzejewski | OpentheBooks.com via RealClearWire/March 12th, 2021 Soliciting state contractors for campaign cash opens up New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ethical questions. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com found 347 state vendors that gave $6.2 million in political donations to Cuomo over a six-year period (2014-2019). Meanwhile, these companies reaped $7 billion in state payments. We reached

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OUR ELECTIONS ARE BEING RIGGED

Republican lawmakers are stealing our electoral process in broad daylight. By Jim Hightower | March 10, 2021 Assorted Ideas, Large & Small After looking into one of their main issues, I have to agree with Republicans: Our elections are being rigged. Political cartoon by Khalil Bendib / OtherWords.org Anyone who takes an honest look can see that

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Stimulus bill in U.S. Senate poised to drive more than $23.5 billion to New York state, local governments

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 5th, 2021 (The Center) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged on Thursday that the body will vote on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan in the coming days, passage of which would send tens of billions of dollars in support to his home state

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