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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...

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. ...

Lohud.com obtained the 2017 calendar year earnings of Westchester county employees through a Freedom of Information Law request. The records include overtime and other payments. Here's a list of the top 100

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...

Lohud.com obtained the 2017 calendar year earnings of Yonkers City employees through a Freedom of Information Law request. The records include overtime and gross salary but not other information released by the city, such as employment status.<...

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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Lohud.com obtained the 2017 calendar year earnings of Yonkers Public Schools employees through a Freedom of Information Law request. The records include overtime and unused vacation time payments, but not other information released by the...

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?...

Tax Watch developed this data base from the 2016 annual reports submitted to the New York state Comptroller’s office. It shows revenues, expenditures, and how much they had on hand in their 2 percent accounts on Dec. 31, 2016. Revenues include...

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 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....

Every year, hundreds of U.S. territories, counties, cities, towns and villages – from Alaska to Florida – are compensated for the presence of federal lands within their boundaries. These payments are meant to offset revenue that is lost because...

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