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Study: State fiscal load uneven

Downstate paying more in taxes, getting less in return

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When it comes to tax revenues and public spending, upstate New York gets more than it gives. And downstate gives more than it gets. These findings are contained in a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, which analyzed the regional distribution of dollars collected and spent within the New York state budget. Titled “Giving and Getting,” the report looked at receipts and expenditures from the 2009-10 fiscal year. According to the ...

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