THE PEOPLE SPEAK
A new Quinnipiac University poll confirms that a soaring budget deficit is the most important issue to most New Yorkers, but also registers resistance to most budget-cutting measures other than freezing wages for state workers.
77% of respondents said New York State has “very serious” budget problems, and 70% were “dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” Read More
Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith sent out a new memo asking city employees to shut off their computers when they leave work for nights and weekends.
If the city’s 100,000 computers were powered down more often, it would save about $250,000 a year in power costs.
“If full shutdowns are not practical, agencies are strongly Read More
The Obama administration is flirting with the idea of cutting taxes to help stimulate the economy, The Wall Street Journal reports today.
Government officials tell the Journal that the White House is mulling more tax cuts for small businesses, reductions in payroll taxes, among other ideas. The discussions occur in the context of the Read More