Private Donors Help NYC Students

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Our state budget is strained to the limit and programs are being cut that no one would prefer to cut. As the politicians who created this mess duck for cover and point fingers, often while trying to spend even more, the private sector is stepping up. This is the private sector that these same politicians…

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City Blows opportunity – now rations toilet paper

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Sadly the NY Post called it correctly. Our elected officials failed to make the real hard choices needed to reign in spending and now, as if in a bad sitcom, it is rationing toilet paper at public bathrooms just in time for the summer holiday season. This excerpt says it all: Bloomberg just concluded another…

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New York ranks last in State Business Climate Index

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It is axiomatic that we want job creation in New York – what New Yorker wouldn’t want to see our unemployment rate go down?  Since jobs are created when companies hire employees, it would seem obvious that all New Yorkers would be supportive of public policy that encourages employers to set up shop in New…

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Pensions at NYC Sanitation Dept.

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It is frightening when numbers are added to a particular theoretical problem. And let’s understand that this is merely the tip of iceberg. It makes you fear what you would uncover elsewhere in city government. While people blame Bloomberg for not cleaning up the streets after the snow storm, Nicole Gelinas wrote a great piece…

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Derailing New York’s Economic Engine

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The Public Policy Institute of New York State has rightfully been critical of our state elected officials for their misguided attacks on the industry that is the largest contributor to New York’s gross state product. They penned a scathing report titled “Derailing New York’s Economic Engine: How Albany Punishes New York’s Largest Industry.” In this…

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New Study: New York State is Dead Last in Liberties

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Another study points out the obvious; we need new political leadership in NYC.  The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has ranked New York at the very bottom in its Freedom ranking. Sadly, we have been ranked dead-last since 2007. NY ranks #50 in over all Freedom NY ranks #50 in economic Freedom Not much…

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1/3 of Younger New Yorkers plan on leaving the state.

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Poll Shows State Policies Driving Residents Away New Yorkers are resilient and always defy the odds. But not even our resilience can overcome our politics. Our politicians have clearly failed us. The policies that have governed our state nearly bankrupt us, chased successful employers out of the state and left residents wanting to follow. A…

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