Despite being owned by one of the nation's wealthiest citizens, a Buffalo-bred company won hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks to ensure it stays in the Queen City for the foreseeable future.
Recommendations for property and income-tax breaks to lower-earning New Yorkers, involve raising other taxes which they also pay.
Contract says state could spend up to $21 million over the next five years.
Since 2005, New York taxpayers have donated $1.8 million through their income tax returns to fight prostate cancer, but researchers have yet to see a dime.
What if New York State spent nearly one million taxpayer dollars renovating a restaurant, which it can't even open?
Taxpayers will have to cover the cost for Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's legal fees in a new lawsuit.
New York mistakenly paid out several million dollars in unemployments to people who should not have received them, including some people who were dead.
There is more outrage over what some are calling the "Jimmy Fallon tax credit" in the state budget.
Part of NY SAFE Act, data base available to state police, but not the public.
County Comptroller calls request "hyper partisan politics".
The Erie County Comptroller's office has put the County Executive and Legislature on notice about a recent audit. It revealed that 723-county employees cost taxpayers $100,000 more in salary, benefits, overtime, cash-outs and other costs.
Says she had been unaware of improper tax exemption, has taken steps to correct error, and will pay back any monies owed.
Recent arrests of 14 suspects on charges of welfare fraud in Niagara County underscores problem of abuse of public assistance dollars.
That's still less than Jeffrey Ehlers' predecessor made as director of the town's Department of Youth, Parks and Recreation.
Just as many school districts rushed over the past few months to complete negotiated teacher evaluation plans, the state education department also had to hire additional staff to process all those plans with some rather high salaries.
If you've paid your car insurance bill lately, you probably did not notice the $10 dollar fee that is tacked on for the "mandatory NY Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement Fee."
Includes $37,000 cocktail reception. Extravagance? Or a prudent expense to help find long term solutions to soaring higher education costs?
Some local governments plan to borrow to pay their pension bills this year as a way to stave off growing retiree costs.
The 2013 legislative calendars for the State Senate and Assembly have been released, and once again lawmakers will be spending few days actually in session in Albany.
A day after a report criticized its spending on travel, the Buffalo Public School District defended its expenses as necessary and oftentimes "mandated."
A new report from a conservative non-profit says Buffalo spent nearly $3 million last fiscal year on cosmetic procedures for district employees who receive the free coverage.
A state official says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired his emergency management director for diverting crews to remove a tree from his driveway during Superstorm Sandy.
Business First is out with its latest rankings regarding schools, with a look at teacher salaries in Upstate New York.
As the state Thruway Authority ponders a steep toll hike on commercial trucks traveling by land, lawmakers and business lobbyists say it's time for motorists to stop footing the bill for those traveling by water.
In 2011 taxpayers footed the bill for big bonuses for government workers, some of whom are located here in Buffalo.
The largest single tab was $30,460 to feed the SUNY Buffalo football team during its two-week training camp last year.