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The New York state comptroller's office is overseeing $15 billion dollars worth of unclaimed funds. Banks, insurance companies, and other institutions are required to turn over the contents of inactive or abandoned accounts. More than 39...

This database covers more than 410,000 retirees from agencies and local governments in New York state who received pensions in 2017. Pensions are calculated based on years of service and final average salary, which can include the final year or...

Across the country, some states have increased spending taxpayer dollars to lure television and film productions. The result is a fierce competition among states that offer incentives, including New York, California, Georgia and Louisiana....

The table below shows individual contributions made by New York state residents to the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential campaigns. It contains information on more than 170,000 contributions made between January 1, 2015 and August...

The number of state workers earning more than $100,000 jumped 8 percent between 2014 and 2015 and is up 49 percent since 2008. The database below lists every state employee who received gross pay totaling at least $100,000 during any of the...

Nearly one hundred thousand organizations in New York state have qualified for tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. This database contains information on each of those organizations based on the most recent IRS disclosures. ...

Since launching his first run for New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has received more than 23,000 campaign contributions totaling over $100 million. This searchable database, based on records submitted by Cuomo to the state's Board of Elections,...

The database below shows the gross pay for roughly 250,000 educators at public schools in New York state during the 2017-18 school year, as reported by the New York State Teachers Retirement System. Their membership includes all full-time...

The number of state employees collecting both a salary and a state pension dropped 4.5 percent in 2017 and is down 37 percent since 2011, when 2812 drew a pension while continuing to work for the state, according to data obtained from the state...

It’s no surprise to hear that New York leads the nation when it comes to taxation. And one of the biggest tax bills New Yorkers receive annually is that for the property they own. According to the Tax Foundation, property tax collections per...

New York state employed more than 340,000 individuals in 2017, spending more than 16.8 billion in worker salaries. The database below contains information on every person who worked for the state as provided by the Comptroller's Office.

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New York's 8,834 locally owned bridges need more than $27 billion in repairs, with more than $20 billion of that in New York City alone, according to a 2017 estimate from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office. How does your county fare?...

State lawmakers receive millions of dollars a year in reimbursements for travel and daily stipends for every day they are at the state Capitol. The amount of the per diems are set by federal law, but it's the lawmakers themselves who report how...

New York state's indiustrial development agencies give tax breaks to private companies every year, part of an economic machine that promises to create thousands of new jobs in return. In 2015, the system of more than 100 local, quasi-public...

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