State of visibility for City Comptroller Liu

Comptroller John Liu at his first of two 2012 State of the City addresses, in February. Photo courtesy of office of Comptroller Liu

Adding up the proposals from the city's chief accountant as he hurtles toward the 2013 mayor's race ⧸ Full Story

Committee to Save New York massively outspends other lobby groups

Lobbyists for the National Federation of Independent Businesses at the State Senate in 2010. AP Photo/Mike Groll

Group supporting Gov. Cuomo's agenda spent $4 million between January and April, nine times as much as second-biggest lobby force ⧸ Full Story

Influence 2012: Our guide to who’s getting heard in Albany this session


The Lobbies at the Top 2012 provides an exclusive search of the companies and groups seeking influence in New York ⧸ Full Story

Business lobbyists earned defeat of minimum wage bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference where he confirmed a proposed minimum wage hike will not proceed this year. AP Photo/Mike Groll

Our Lobbies at the Top project finds heavy business advocacy helped derail proposed minimum wage hike ⧸ Full Story

The Daily Q: How many New York City workers earn minimum wage?

How many New York City workers earn minimum wage? A bill backed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would increase the minimum wage in New York from $7.25 to $8.50, The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports this morning. The state last hiked the minimum wage hike in 2009. Since then, the number of minimum wage… ⧸ Full Story