Economy

The Pension Peril: NY Comptroller Scott Stringer Proposes Reforms

More than 700,000 civil servants – both retired and active – are eligible for pensions in New York City. But are their pensions in peril?

Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 17, 2012 7:39 AM | Comments
The state takes in more money than Nevada and New Jersey, combined.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Some New York state residents say hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs and other opportunities to the region.VIDEO
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October 15, 2012 1:35 PM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Guest Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives.VIDEO
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Evan Leatherwood  |  October 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Unlike its San Diego counterpart, New York's Comic Con has a strong comic book focus. It has grown 500 percent since it started in 2006 and expects 115,000 attendees.
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
An adoptable pet who visited City Hall in 2010 for the announcement of a major grant to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters that work with Animal Care & Control of NYC. Image courtesy of City Limits.
Jillian Jonas for City Limits  |  October 9, 2012 11:55 AM | Comments
The executive director and director of operations of New York's Animal Care & Control resigned last week as the city's shelter system faces criticism and a key court fight.
Derek Jeter, who has played by all counts an incredible season this year, runs at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 23, 2012. AP/Kathy Willens.
Michelle Michalos and Georgia Kral  |  October 5, 2012 4:43 AM | Comments
As Yankees advance to postseason, author Marty Appel talks with MetroFocus about the legends of the Pinstripe Empire.VIDEO
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Michael Aron for NJ Today  |  October 4, 2012 10:45 AM | Comments
New Jersey democrats want more transparency at the Port Authority.VIDEO
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Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 2, 2012 5:44 PM | Comments
In the first lawsuit of its kind, the State Attorney General is suing JP Morgan over Bear Stearn's pattern of deceit in its evaluation of mortgage backed securities.VIDEO
Tug boats short film Jessica Edwards
Jessica Edwards for narrative.ly  |  October 2, 2012 1:38 PM | Comments
The short film “Tugs” is an ode to the hardest working boats on the waterways and the people who pilot them.VIDEO
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