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Total state tax collections in New York reach $79.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in New York amount to $79.7 billion, the second highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Elmira’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in New York

The Elmira metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in New York, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

New York earns grade of D- for manufacturing health

New York received a grade of D- on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Putnam County’s $4,968-per-month cost of living is the highest in New York

Residents of Putnam County need to make $4,968 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in New York.

New York’s public pensions are 91.8% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to New York’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 91.8 percent of the total, the second highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Avery Pereira Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Avery Pereira, 2020 U.S. House candidate for New York (district 7), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Pereira is the first signer in this race.

New York disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in New York is $31,506, study finds

College graduates in New York have an average debt burden of $31,506, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 32.7% of total state, local levies in New York, study finds

State income tax revenues in New York represent 32.7 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

New York scores 67.7 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

New York earned a score of 67.7 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

New York ranks 3rd highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

New York finished third highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

New York pension plans are 95% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the New York public pension plans stands at 95%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Bronx rated least livable among New York counties, study finds

Bronx was ranked New York’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

New York ranks 23rd highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in New York ranked 23rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$555,569 in annual income gets you into New York’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $555,569 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in New York, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

New York ranks 41st highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in New York ranked in a tie for 41st in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

New York ranks 10th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in New York ranked 10th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

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