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FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD To Create Grand Larceny Unit To Address Identity, Electronics Thefts

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the 300-member unit will focus on preventing thefts of smart phones, computer tablets and people’s financial resources.

05/22/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo’s Pledge: Start, Expand Business In N.Y. And Avoid Taxes For Decade

A slick new television ad makes a promise most business owners would jump at: Start-up or expand a business in New York and enjoy a 10-year exemption from property, sales and even state income taxes.

12/20/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Critics Contend Extending ‘Temporary’ Income Tax Is Bad For NY

The $2 billion income tax increase isn’t due to expire until 2014, but that’s an election year.

03/18/2013

NYC Convention Center

Questions About Legality, Competitive Process Pouring Cold Water On Cuomo’s Convention Center Plan

The pictures for a proposed new convention center at Aqueduct look great, but many are wondering whether Gov. Cuomo jumped the gun by having his administration sign a letter of intent to build the facility with the company that operates a racino there.

01/06/2012

NYC Convention Center

Gov. Cuomo’s Grand Convention Center Plan Attacked From Many Angles

Questions were raised Thursday about whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s convention center proposal for New York City makes economic sense and whether the state followed proper procedures in selecting a developer.

01/05/2012

Midtown Manhattan is seen from the air - New York, NY - Oct 24, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Study Says New York Cities To Be Hit Harder By Pension Costs

An analysis by the Manhattan Institute says New York’s cities will be hit especially hard by rising public pension costs.

08/26/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg OK With Municipal Unions, Collective Bargaining

As Wisconsin’s governor is embroiled in a fight over fundamental guarantees for organized labor, the struggle between New York’s governor and the unions appears to feature more hype than bite so far.

02/22/2011

NYC Pensions Online, Except For Cops, Firefighters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The Empire Center for New York State Policy has posted online the benefits of more than 200,000 New York City government retirees and is suing the city after being denied the […]

09/22/2010