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January 27, 2020

How Creeping Taxes Are Destroying Long Island

If you want to know why taxes on Long Island are so high, pay attention to tax creep. […]
January 27, 2020

On the backs of taxpayers

By now, most are aware that factoring overtime into public sector pensions is crushing taxpayers, but few have […]
January 23, 2020
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NY pols keep digging the state’s pension hole deeper

New Yorkers got another alarming wake-up call last week about the state’s unsustainable pension funds. They’d be wise […]

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July 7, 2015
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Most folks I know were outraged to hear last month that a police official from a sleepy village in Nassau County was able to retire with a $1 million severance package. Unfortunately, few in Albany seem to care.

Albany Must Eliminate Overtime From Pensions July 7, 2015 by Steve Levy Published in the Albany Times Union Most […]
May 11, 2015
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Many believe that battling with overbearing police unions makes one anti-cop. Not so.

Battle the union, but support our cops May 11, 2015 by Steve Levy Hosted on Long island Business News Suffolk […]
March 13, 2015
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Taxing entities wishing to effectuate economies of scale can join together in a joint purchasing program. Instead of a village going out to bid for 50 desks unilaterally, it can bid with 10 other jurisdictions where 500 desks will be purchased.

Levy: Tax rebates hinge on consolidation Hosted on Long Island Business News | March 13, 2015 by Steve Levy Did […]
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