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Empire Center Facts and Figures on NYS

Today's post on the 2011 Budget Chart Book reminded me to link to similar types of information about NYS.  This is a start—from the Empire Center's Data Bank which includes 49 different data sets in seven categories that measure and rank New York's state and local taxes, spending, debt and economic competitiveness nationally.  The data show New York ranks highest in the nation in net out-migration, school spending per pupil and teacher salaries.  The Empire State also ranks in the top five for its burden of state and local taxes, spending, debt, Medicaid payments per enrollee, average auto insurance premiums and residential electric costs, among others.

Tons more information at this website as well—look under "Publications" or "Issues," for instance.


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