Facts and Figures on New York State

The Empire Center for New York State Policy has created a web page containing summarized data from a variety of sources. Tables include relevant information on many aspects of New York including education, the cost of government, tax burdens, and the economy. It’s worth checking out.

For the record, Coffey stated in a public meeting that income in NYS is not heavily taxed. According to a table on ‘State Income Taxes’ on this page (scroll to the bottom of the page under the section ‘Tax Burdens’), NYS is ranked first (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2010 and 2011 Survey of State Government Finances)