Report: Long Island Cost Of Living 'Alarming'The Reclaim New York report points out that although Long Islanders earn twice the national median income, residents of all income levels still struggle to make ends meet.
Rep. Israel Calls For Reforms To Tax Code Based On Cost Of LivingA report completed by centrist think tank Third Way compared Hicksville, Akron, Ohio and McAllen, Texas and showed how overtaxed the Long Islanders are due to the higher cost of living.
AAA: As Gas Prices Continue To Rise, High Costs Could Impact EconomyGas prices continue creeping back up to the dreaded $4 per gallon mark. That critical threshold could effect the cost of living.
N.J. Democrats Push Ballot Measure To Increase Minimum WageNewark Mayor Cory Booker and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver may be opponents in the U.S. Senate race, but they are teammates in pushing voters to approve raising by $1 the current minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 per hour.
Lawmakers Push For Bonus Check For Seniors, VeteransWith no increase in Social Security, the White House said it’s pushing Congress to give seniors, veterans and the disabled a $250 bonus check. Seniors in New York say they desperately need it.