cost of living

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) with the McKee family of Hicksville, LI, discussing efforts to reform the tax code, March 19, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Calls For Reforms To Tax Code Based On Cost Of Living

A 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.

03/19/2014

Gas Pump (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

AAA: As Gas Prices Continue To Rise, High Costs Could Impact Economy

Gas prices continue creeping back up to the dreaded $4 per gallon mark. That critical threshold could effect the cost of living.

07/24/2013

Lawmakers launch "Raise the Wage" campaign to increase minimum wage, June 19, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

N.J. Democrats Push Ballot Measure To Increase Minimum Wage

Newark 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.

06/19/2013

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Push For Bonus Check For Seniors, Veterans

With 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.

10/15/2010