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At a time when the state posts annual deficits and is trying to boost the upstate economy through tax-free zones and other incentives, New York has become a national leader in tax breaks for the film industry. Records obtained by Gannett's...

The database below shows the gross pay for roughly 250,000 educators at public schools in New York state during the 2016-17 school year, as reported by the New York State Teachers Retirement System. Their membership includes all full-time...

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?...

In 2014, New York voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act, a plan to borrow $2 billion to fund technology upgrades in schools and construct classroom space for growing pre-kindergarten programs.

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Spurred by new laws, especially the Farm Brewery Law, the number of farm breweries in New York leaped from 45 in 2014 to 168 in 2017. And the overall number of breweries — which includes farm brewers, micro brewers and restaurant brewers — more...

The State Education Department released the results of the 2017 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests. In ELA this year, the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who scored at the proficient level (Levels 3 and 4)...

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...

See who has been promoted and who's new at local companies. Submit a person "on the move"

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....

School districts in New York are required to submit about their proposed spending and their proposed tax levy for the upcoming year. The data below shows the figures submitted by each district.

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