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The number of state employees collecting both a salary and a state pension dropped pretty significantly, from 2,636 in 2015 to 1,830 in 2016. In 2013, the number was 2,800, according to data obtained from the state Comptroller’s Office. ...

New York state's indiustrial development agencies give tax breaks to private companies every year, part of an economic machine that promises to create thousands of new jobs in return. In 2015, the system of more than 100 local, quasi-public...

New York spends $420 million a year -- more than any state in the nation -- to provide tax breaks to films and TV shows in New York. The state began issuing quarterly reports detailing which productions had received these incentives in 2014....

School districts in New York are required to submit about their proposed spending and their proposed tax levy for the upcoming year. The data below shows the figures submitted by each district.

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NOTE: total spending includes conferences, travel costs, food, supplies, membership dues and other services but not the district clerk salary or annual vote. Travel expenses do not include conferences registration fees, just related expenses...

Gap between what is paid and what is owed increases

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Every year, hundreds of U.S. territories, counties, cities, towns and villages – from Alaska to Florida – are compensated for the presence of federal lands within their boundaries. These payments are meant to offset revenue that is lost because...

New York state employed more than 305,000 individuals in 2016, spending more than $15.9 billion in worker salaries. The database below contains information on every person who worked for the state as provided by the Comptroller's Office.

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This database contains information on inspections conducted at food service establishments in New York state over the past six months. Inspections are conducted by county and city health departments and reported to the state Department of...

New York isn’t thought of as tornado-prone, but our state has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950. Twelve of them have caused loss of life. New York has averaged about nine tornadoes a year since the mid-1990s,...

Nonprofit hospitals paid out millions of dollars in bonuses and other benefits to the top executives and doctors. The database below contains information on 112 of the people paid at least $1 million at 42 hospitals and health systems as filed...

New York nonprofit hospitals paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in salaries, other compensation and benefits in 2014. The database below contains information on 629 of the highest paid people at 42 hospitals and health systems as filed in...

The number of New Yorkers making $200,000 or more increased by roughly 74,000 between 2008 and 2013. A total of 394,957 taxpayers earned more than $200,000 in 2013, the most recent year for which data is available from the state Department of...

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