Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why Triborough Matters

E.J. McMahon of The Empire Center points out in this Post,  Why Triborough  Matters    how the Triborough Amendment can actually encourage union employees to vote down a new contract.  Th

e latest example is with the new contract negotiated between  The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), the Public Employees Federation (PEF) and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

 

 

A Sign of Things To Come?

What happens when those paying the bills pull an Atlas Shrugged and say “enough!”? We probably don’t want to find out, but it may have started.

Check out a recent article

from Newscore, “New Yorkers Fleeing State“. Here’s an excerpt:

Taxed-out New Yorkers are voting with their feet, with a staggering 1.6 million residents fleeing the state over the last decade.

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The population loss is “the ultimate barometer of New York’s attractiveness as a place to work, live and do business,” the report’s co-author, E.J. McMahon, said. “It’s the ultimate indication that we’ve been doing things wrong.”

Most analysts blamed New York’s high taxes and skyrocketing cost of living for the mass exodus.

But it’s not too late to reverse course. It starts with changing the attitude and workings of Albany. Enter, BEST4NY…