Comparison Shop Taxes, Prices Across the State

New Yorkers everywhere can now compare taxes, spending services...everywhere

Why does it cost $1,500 more per resident to run the Finger Lakes city of Geneva than it does to run the central New York city of Utica?
Why is the tax burden for each person $600 more in the Adirondack's Hamilton County than it is in Erie County?
Those are the kinds of questions you might have after looking at a new Web site that allows New Yorkers to compare spending, taxing and services at every village, town, city and county in the state.
The Benchmark New York site is a project of The Public Policy Institute of The Business Council of New York State and the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
It's available by clicking "benchmarks" on the business group's site at

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