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New York’s nearly 700 school districts are proposing an average spending increase of 1.9 percent and a tax levy increase of 1.6 percent as they go out for a public vote on May 19, according to records released by the state Education Department....

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has limited so-called pork barrel spending by state lawmakers since he took office, but some of it lives on. Millions of dollars for pet projects in lawmakers’ hometown districts continue to be doled out through unused pots of...

The New York state Education Department released the 2013-14 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the second year, the tests students took in the 2013-14 school year were based on a new...

The table below contains information on athletic programs at colleges and universities in New York State. It includes the number of men and women athletes participating in sports at each school, and information about revenues and expenses. ...

The number of texting-while-driving tickets increased 35 percent between 2013 and 2014 as fines and enforcement in New York have toughened. The increase was particularly pronounced in New York City, where texting tickets surged 50 percent over...

The database contains quality of care information about nursing homes in New York state. Ratings are on a scale from 1 to 5 in six different categories. Click the link below each facility for detailed reports, or click "compare" to select...

At least 25,000 elementary and secondary students in Upstate schools are not fully vaccinated against communicable diseases. Thousands of those students — and the number is growing annually — are sidestepping state requirements and skipping...

Founded by John and Walter Wegman in 1916, Wegmans Food Markets now has more than 80 stores throughout the northeast. Wegmans has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked...

The database below shows the 2000 and 2010 populations of each of the 3,221 counties in the United States.

The average salary for public employees in local governments grew 2 percent to 4 percent over the past year, but the number of employees dropped 3.4 percent as governments trimmed their workforces in the face of budget cuts.The number of employees...

Between 2009 and 2011, more than ten thousand lottery tickets sold in New York yielded prizes of at least five thousand dollars. They ranged in value from hundreds of $5,000 Quick Draw winners to a Mega-Millions winner who claimed $312 million....

The New York State Education Department Wednesday released the 2013 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. The tests students took in the 2012-13 school year were based on a new, more...

At an average gross salary of $112,000, State Police officers constitute the highest paid department in the executive branch -- and are eclipsed only by judges in state government. The average includes all ranks; troopers alone made an average...

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