The Manhattan Institute's Steve Malanga outlines the real cost of public pensions for America's local governments in today's Wall Street Journal in The Local Government Pension Squeeze. And the Empire Center's E.J. McMahon casts light on how public sector unions have watered down what should have been the crowning achievement of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's first year in office - a property tax cap - in this weekend's New York Post in Stabbed in the Back. Both pieces are worth a read this morning...
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- Do unions give members their money's worth?
- Tax reform and the states and cities
- Public sector unions and the fiscal cliff
- Don't cry for me sequestration
- NJ cost sharing, part 2