More New York Articles

  • Former New York tax dept. worker sentenced for IRS scam

    Federal prosecutors say a 53-year-old former New York state tax department employee has been sentenced for bilking the Internal Revenue Service out of tens of thousands of dollars.

  • NY, other states in Four Loko settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko meant to ensure marketing through social media isn't aimed at underage drinkers. Under the agreement, Chicago-based Phusion Projects admits no wrongdoing...

  • Kodak offers its upstate NY business park for sale

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak is putting its 1,200-acre Eastman Business Park in Rochester up for sale. The photography and film pioneer emerged from bankruptcy in September as a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing. Its sprawling business park, meanwhile, has been...

  • NY loans for businesses of women, minorities

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is launching a program to expand access to short-term bridge loans to minority and women-owned business enterprises. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Monday that participating lenders are committing at least $20 million to the launch of the "Bridge to Success" program....

  • 5 Bernie Madoff ex-workers convicted in case's first trial

    NEW YORK — Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted of conspiracy Monday to cap a six-month trial in which they were accused of enriching themselves while telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that cheated investors of billions of dollars. The...

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New York auditors say storm equipment unaccounted for

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Nearly half of the $1.2 million in equipment purchased by the state to keep polling stations open after Superstorm Sandy wasn't received, recovered later or disposed of properly, New York auditors reported Friday. In the first of several audits examining the state's storm...

  • Report: New York has highest average taxes at $9,718, New Jersey at $8,830

    As Tax Day approaches in just one month, a new report finds a huge divide between tax rates throughout the 50 states, with New Yorkers the most heavily burdened with an average bill of $9,718, 40 percent higher than the national average. WalletHub provided Secrets with its “2014 Report on...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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