Projected 10 percent increase in property taxes because of the stock market downturn. And New York State has the reputation of having one of the better run pension plans.
Not that reputation necessarily means much. People use to think that Harvard had a really well run endowment.
On the other hand, some reputations keep getting confirmed all the time. Products from China can hurt you in ways you never would have dreamed of.
A bunch of graphs that will show you how the economy is doing. If your not really interested in the housing industry scroll down to the middle of the post. That is where the broader economic measures start.