Angry New Yorker

Sunday, March 19, 2006
It's been a long time since the "Empire" state lived up to its moniker. And the past twenty years of legislative and executive leadership have done precious little in real terms to address the issue. Harsh? Maybe not harsh enough. Read this:
"New Yorkers, lured by more lucrative opportunities elsewhere, have been voting with their feet: from 1995 to 2004, New York lost nearly 1.7 million residents to other states.[5] New York’s rate of outmigration was well over the northeast region’s average and the worst of any state from 2000 to 2004, according to census estimates.[6] An influx of foreign immigrants and their higher birthrates have kept New York’s total population from dropping, but the relative loss of residents to the rest of the U.S. has been severe enough to cost the state ten congressional seats since 1980.[7]"
The full depressing report, Albany Inc., is available here. [3MBPDF]

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