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SeeThroughNY updated with latest union contracts

New York’s most comprehensive online database of state and local government union contracts has been updated with the latest collective bargaining agreements for local teachers, police and firefighters. Among the 211 new local government and school district employment contracts on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website, are

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DIPIETRO: New York is broke

BY DAVID DIPIETRO So here we are everyone, the end of the 2019 calendar year and we’re getting ready for the holidays. Setting up decorations, meeting with loved ones and buying presents, and boy have we got one monster of

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Double-dippers increased by 10% last year

BY CAITLIN GILLIGAN The number of state and local government early retirees collecting both a paycheck and public pension grew by 10 percent last year, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website. The increase was largely driven by

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State Authorities’ payroll data added to SeeThroughNY

The latest payroll data for a total of 13,615 employees at 54 different New York State public authorities was posted today at SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Among public authorities closest to the governor’s office, the New York State Energy Research and Development

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Updated payroll data on New York State authorities is released

Payroll data for 73,884 public authority employees, totaling almost $4.5 billion, have been added to SeeThroughNY. The new data come from 298 employers and include: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (43,436 employees) New York State Thruway Authority (3,952 employees) Urban Development

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Overtime surge fuels $400M payroll hike at MTA

Overtime payments jumped nearly 16 percent last year at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), fueling agency-wide average pay hikes of 6 percent, according to newly posted payroll records at SeeThroughNY.net. The increase in MTA payroll costs for 2018 alone was $418 million—$82

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McMahon applauds permanent tax cap

BY EJ MCMAHON The impending enactment of a permanent property tax levy cap in New York is a truly historic moment. Since its founding in 2005, the Empire Center has identified a broad cap on property tax levies as a