Attacking Public Employees: Will New York Lead?

A genuinely progressive governor would begin work on the state budget by correcting unfairly low levels of taxation of business, reducing regressive taxes, and increasing the progressivity of personal income taxes. The new governor instead chooses not to raise taxes on those whose wealth insulated them from the worst effects of the economic crisis and […]

Hawkins, Green for NY Guv, Slams 4 month late State Budget

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

New York State: Looking at priorities through personnel/workers chart

KW: At The Albany Times Union, they requested from the government, and have published, a great document that shows how many state workers there are in various departments and offices. The list gives interesting insight into where our government spends the most money, and what some budget priorities are. I will say that reading it […]