A report released Tuesday says that in 2014 approximately 1.5 million New Yorkers will be eligible for premium tax credits that will help them pay for health coverage.
According to the report by Families USA, a national health consumer organization, most of those eligible for the premium tax credits will be in working families and have incomes between, $47,100 and $94,200 for a family of four.
The New York State common retirement fund’s rate of return for the third quarter ending Dec. 31 was 1.74 percent, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
The fund’s estimated value at the end of the third quarter was $152.9 billion, near its historical high.
Raising the minimum wage, a divisive partisan issue in 2012, now seems ripe for compromise.
Recent comments by some business groups and the leading Republican in the state senate indicate several opportunities to compromise on the $8.75 per hour minimum wage proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in this year's state budget.
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 7.4 percent in November 2012 compared to November 2011, according to CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytic and business services released its November report recently.
The State Labor Department has released local area unemployment rates for November 2012.
Compared to November 2011 Otsego County stayed the same in November 2012 at 7.3 percent. Chenango County also stayed flat, posting a 7.9 percent unemployment rate last month.