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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 37...

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...

Rising government contributions to the state pension system are drawing increased attention to operations of the $129 billion fund. This database covers more than 335,000 retirees from agencies and local governments in New York state whose...

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. ...

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....

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...

The number of state employees collecting both a salary and a state pension dropped pretty significantly, from 2,636 in 2015 to 1,830 in 2016. In 2013, the number was 2,800, according to data obtained from the state Comptroller’s Office. ...

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...

New York holds an annual competition to dish out more than $750 million a year for hundreds of projects around the state. Since 2011 he Regional Economic Development Councils have overseen the distribution of funds intended to stimulate...

New York spends $420 million a year -- more than any state in the nation -- to provide tax breaks to films and TV shows in New York. The state began issuing quarterly reports detailing which productions had received these incentives in 2014....

The number of New Yorkers earning $1 million or more increased by roughly 60 percent between 2009 and 2014. A total of 45,297 taxpayers in the state earned more than $1 million in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available from the...

New York state employed more than 305,000 individuals in 2016, spending more than $15.9 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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