New Jersey needs to raise its gas tax — or risk running out of funding for future road, bridge and transit improvements, according to a nonprofit policy group.
In the annual back-and-forth known as the "budget dance," New York City Council is now taking the lead.
The council submitted its response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's nearly $74 billion preliminary budget that outlined its priorities, ranging from universal free lunches in schools, to a new commission to ...
In a new report, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state is in its best fiscal shape in years. It closed out the previous budget cycle with a balance of $2.2 billion, and had millions to set aside in a rainy day fund for the first time since ...
Like Esau, New Jersey's short-term gain to help balance the budget gives up some long-term benefits.
Strategic tax cuts are rife in the new budget bill, expected to pass today.
Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much.
California is losing entertainment industry jobs—to New York.
Governor Christie has presented the largest budget in New Jersey state history. The $34.5 billion spending plan has no tax increases and the largest payout yet for retired state workers' benefits. The governor called those growing costs a "looming crisis" for the state, and has pledged to tackle it. Again.
After decades in California the "Tonight Show" is back in New York City and will make its debut this evening. Like many TV programs and movies, the show benefits from tax incentives to film in New York. In this case, one tailor-made for the program.
Budget watchdogs say it would be a big mistake for Mayor de Blasio to use funds set aside for retiree health benefits when hammering out new contracts with city workers.
De Blasio said Wednesday his priorities include universal, full-day pre-kindergarten; an inspector general for the NYPD; and enforcement of the paid sick leave act.
Activist investor Carl Icahn is abandoning his proposal for a $50 billion buyback from Apple. The news comes as the heads of some state and city pension funds called on the company's shareholders to vote against the plan.
If the MTA approves Governor Cuomo's proposal, some Staten Island residents and businesses would pay less to cross the bridge.
A contract signed in the last days of the Bloomberg administration to overhaul the city's information hotline is getting a second look. The company, CGI, is the contractor widely blamed for the botched federal healthcare website.
Governor Chris Christie is facing the biggest political battle of his administration, with investigations into lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the distribution of aid after Sandy. But there may be an even bigger challenge looming. A new report says a crushing level of debt puts New Jersey dead last for fiscal solvency.
Budget analysts are asking why Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to pay to overhaul New York’s classrooms by issuing $2 billion in debt while also cutting taxes by the same amount.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.
As millions of people get healthcare coverage through the Medicaid expansion, will there be enough doctors to go around? WNYC reporters Jessica Gould and Fred Mogul discuss this change through the Affordable Care Act, as well as the news today (reported in Science) that when Medicaid expanded in Oregon, emergency room use went up -- not down.
Doctors: do you accept Medicare/Medicaid? Why or why not? And patients: are you finding doctors that do accept Medicare/Medicaid? Call in and tell us at 212-433-9692, or leave your comment below.
Scores of staffers lined the steps of City Hall to say goodbye to Mayor Michael Bloomberg tonight.