What's New

JANUARY 29, 2016

Updated payroll records for 291,553 employees of the state's executive, legislative, or judicial branches were posted today.

JANUARY 27, 2016

The Explore Your State Budget app has been updated with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2016-17 Executive Budget.

JANUARY 19, 2016

More than 3,000 state grants (pork-barrel spending), totaling more than $400 million, were added today.

DECEMBER 20, 2015

Payroll data for New York City employees were added today.

NOVEMBER 29, 2015

Updated payroll data for 375,025 school district employees were posted today.

OCTOBER 20, 2015

Updated pension data for 15,574 retired New York City Fire Department employees were posted today.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

State pension fund data, which includes maximum benefit amounts for 394,020 retirees, were posted today.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Assembly were posted today.

JUNE 24, 2015
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Assembly were posted today.

JUNE 17, 2015
Pension data for New York City Fire Department employees was posted today. This new data set includes name, maximum allowable benefit rate, retirement date and last known employer for 15,911 retired New York City Fire Department employees collecting pensions in 2014.

JUNE 4, 2015

Payroll data for 14,017 employees of New York State public authorities is now available.

MARCH 19, 2015
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Senate were posted today.

MARCH 17, 2015
Benchmarking New York was updated with 2013 property tax data.

MARCH 16, 2015
Payroll records for the 7,846 employees of the Port Authority of NY & NJ were updated today

FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Pension data for 227,456 retired educators were posted today. The new data includes retirees from the NYC Teachers Retirement System and the NYS Teachers Retirement System.

FEBRUARY 4, 2015
The 2014 state government payroll, which includes pay received by 292,395 people who worked in the state's executive, legislative, or judicial branches, was posted today.

JANUARY 29, 2015
Payroll records for more than 100,000 individuals from 124 public authorities, industrial development agencies and other public entities were added today.

NOVEMBER 25, 2014
352 new school labor contracts were posted today.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Benchmarking New York was updated with new local government budgets & revenues data.

NOVEMBER 10, 2014
A complete list of “waivers” allowing retired state and local workers under age 65 to collect full pension benefits plus unlimited post-retirement work earnings from government has been posted.

OCTOBER 27, 2014
Payroll data for 8,155 Research Foundation for SUNY employees was posted today.

OCTOBER 9, 2014
School district payroll records for 367,867 employees was updated today.

OCTOBER 6, 2014
Pension data for 90,927 retired New York City government employees was posted today. The new data includes retirees from two of the five NYC retirement systems; the NYC Teachers Retirement System and the NYC Board of Education Retirement System.

OCTOBER 2, 2014
Payroll data for 509,525 New York City government employees was posted today.

AUGUST 7, 2014
The most recent legislative expenditure data, covering the period from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 and totaling nearly $109 million, was released today.

JULY 23, 2014
Payroll data for 178,490 city, county, town, and village government employees, outside of New York City, is now available.

JUNE 4, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll has been updated, it includes records for the public authority's 71,837 employees.

MAY 28, 2014
Updated state pension fund data, which includes maximum benefit amounts for 385,947 retirees, was posted today.

MAY 16, 2014
Pension data for educators' were posted today. This new data set includes name, benefit rate, retirement date and last known employer for retired school teachers and administrators collecting pensions in calendar years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

APRIL 23, 2014
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Assembly were posted today.

APRIL 15, 2014
Payroll records for the 7,401 employees of the Port Authority of NY & NJ were updated today.

MARCH 20, 2014
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Senate were posted today.

MARCH 4, 2014
Payroll data for 67,050 employees of New York State public authorities is now available.

FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Payroll data for 476,705 New York City government employees were posted today.

FEBRUARY 25, 2014
178 school labor contracts were posted today.

FEBRUARY 11, 2014
The 2013 state government payroll, which includes pay received by 287,431 people who worked in the state's executive, legislative, or judicial branches, was posted today.

JANUARY 27, 2014
Regional median teacher salary charts for the 2012-13 school year were posted today.

JANUARY 9, 2014
156 school labor contracts were posted today.

OCTOBER 15, 2013
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Legislature were posted today.

OCTOBER 7, 2013
Earnings for 384,186 school employees were posted today.

AUGUST 22, 2013
Payroll data for 179,806 city, county, town, and village government employees, outside of New York City, is now available.

JUNE 12, 2013
Updated state pension fund data, which includes maximum benefit amounts for 376,509 retirees, was posted today.

APRIL 9, 2013
Updated legislative expenditures for the New York State Legislature were posted today.

JANUARY 30, 2013
The 2012 state government payroll, which includes pay received by 291,364 people who worked in the state's executive, legislative, or judicial branches, was posted today.

JANUARY 25, 2013
The new "Explore Your State Budget" app provides New Yorkers with the ability to instantly access, browse through and download financial details of the state budget.

JANUARY 18, 2013
Payroll data for 62,545 employees of New York State public authorities is now available.

NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Earnings for 366,640 employees of New York State school districts, including teachers and other employees, were posted today.

OCTOBER 16, 2012
Payroll data for 165,554 city, county, town, and village government employees, outside of New York City, is now available.

OCTOBER 11, 2012
Updated legislative expenditure data was posted today

JUNE 11, 2012
Updated pension benefit data for 367,806 retired New York state and local government employees were posted today.

FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Payroll data for 288,539 New York State government employees were posted today.

DECEMBER 6, 2011
Payroll data for 394,443 New York City government employees were posted today.

NOVEMBER 21, 2011
360 school labor contracts were posted today.

NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Earnings for 373,971 school employees were posted today.

OCTOBER 11, 2011
Updated legislative spending data were posted today.

OCTOBER 6, 2011
The names and pension benefit rates of more than 16,000 New York City Fire Department retirees were added to SeeThroughNY today.

OCTOBER 4, 2011
The names and salaries of more than 168,000 people who worked for New York's county, city, town and village governments in 2010-2011 were posted today.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Updated pension benefit data for 352,771 retired New York state and local government employees was posted today.

JULY 12, 2011
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll has been updated, it includes records for the public authority's 73,919 employees.

JUNE 29, 2011
Payroll records for the 7,345 employees of the Port Authority of NY & NJ were updated today.

MAY 18, 2011
Pension benefit data for 136,644 retired school teachers and administrators was updated today.

MAY 12, 2011
Benchmarking New York was updated to include new local expenditure data and an all new Property Tax Calculator.

MARCH 17, 2011
Payroll records for the 273,983 state government employees, who worked for the state in 2010, were released today.

FEBRUARY 8, 2011
NYC Council pork-barrel member-item spending -- $54.4 million worth -- for fiscal 2011 has been posted.

JANUARY 31, 2011
Retirement allowances for 44,370 retired NYC police officers, minus names withheld by the pension fund (more on that here), were posted today.

NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Payroll records for 402,896 public school employees, outside of New York City, were updated today. (NYC school salaries were updated as part of the city payroll in July.)

OCTOBER 6, 2010
Pension data for 203,474 retired New York City government employees was posted today. The new data includes retirees from three of the five NYC retirement systems; the NYC Employees Retirement System, the NYC Teachers Retirement System and the Board of Education Retirement System.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Updated school labor contracts for 77 teacher unions and 112 school superintendents were posted today.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Office expenditures of individual state Senators and Assembly members for the six month period ending March 31, 2010 have been posted.

AUGUST 26, 2010
The names and salaries of more than 186,000 people who worked for New York's county, city, town and village governments in 2009-2010 were posted today.

JULY 28, 2010
Payroll data for 409,878 New York City government employees was posted today. This new data set includes names, titles, base pay rates and total pay received in 2009.

JUNE 16, 2010
Pension data for 342,543 retired New York state and local government employees was posted today. This new data set includes name, benefit rate, retirement date and, in most cases, last known employer for all individuals collecting pension benefits from the New York State and Local Retirement System.

JUNE 2, 2010
The MTA payroll was updated today. Included are names, titles, base pay rates and total pay received for the 74,708 employees who worked for the MTA in 2009.

MAY 13, 2010
Updated school labor contracts for 71 teacher unions and 62 school superintendents were posted today.

MAY 12, 2010
Pension data for educators' was posted today. This new data set includes name, benefit rate, retirement date and last known employer for 134,796 retired school teachers and administrators collecting pensions in 2009.

APRIL 13, 2010
The Port Authority of NY & NJ payroll was updated today. Included are names, titles, base pay rates and total pay received for the 7,449 employees who worked for the Port Authority in 2009.

MARCH 31, 2010
Payroll files for public authorities were posted today. The new data include names, titles, base pay rates and total pay received for 59,979 public authority employees.

MARCH 17, 2010
Office expenditures of individual state Senators and Assembly members for the six month period ending September 30, 2009 have been posted.

MARCH 10, 2010
New Yorkers today can search the payroll records of the 298,247 state government workers employed by New York State in 2009.

FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Salaries of 262,088 teachers and administrators employed by New York State's public schools and colleges during the 2008-09 school year were posted today.

FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Office expenditures of individual state Senators and Assembly members for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009 have been posted.

NOVEMBER 16, 2009
New Yorkers can now compare and evaluate per-pupil spending for school districts during the 2007-08 school year using Benchmarking New York, an online database.

OCTOBER 8, 2009
Payroll records for 121,961 custodians, bus drivers, aides, secretaries and other non-professional public school employees were posted today. The data cover the 12 month-period ending March 31, 2009.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
The names and salaries of more than 179,000 people who worked for New York's county, city, town and village governments in 2008-2009 were posted today.

AUGUST 25, 2009
An updated staff payroll for the New York State Senate and Assembly was posted today. The payroll, current as of Aug. 17, can also be downloaded from the site in spreadsheet form. The payroll was obtained from the state comptroller's office by the Albany Times Union posted on its Capitol Confidential website, from which it was downloaded for SeeThroughNY.

AUGUST 19, 2009
Payroll files for 384 public authorities were posted today. The new data include names, titles, base pay rates and total pay received for most of the 44,320 public authority employees.

AUGUST 13, 2009
Updated school labor contracts for 77 teacher unions and 86 school superintendents were posted today.

AUGUST 5, 2009
The Empire Center today marked the first anniversary of SeeThroughNY with the posting of $148.3 million in legislative pork barrel member items for 2009-10.

JUNE 24, 2009
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll has been updated to include total pay received by each of the 78,393 people who worked for the MTA at any point in 2008 as well as each employee's pay rate as of the end of the year.

MAY 14, 2009
Salaries of 255,959 teachers and administrators employed by New York State's public schools and colleges during the 2007-2008 school year were posted today.

APRIL 16, 2009
Complete payrolls for four school districts, updated teacher union and schools superintendent contracts, and a new interactive user forum were added today to STNY.

APRIL 8, 2009
New Yorkers can now compare and evaluate per-capita spending and tax rates for counties, towns, cities and villages using Benchmarking New York, an online database. The new tool includes per-capita spending and tax totals in 16 categories as well as effective property tax rates and debt levels for 1,604 localities in the Empire State.

MARCH 23, 2009
The New York State government payroll has been updated to include total pay received by each of the 367,732 people who worked for the state at any point in 2008 as well as each employee's pay rate as of the end of the year.

JANUARY 6, 2009
The New York City payroll has been added to STNY.

DECEMBER 18, 2008
Payrolls of 19 New York public authorities--including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and regional transit authorities serving Western and Central New York--are now available.

OCTOBER 1, 2008
The latest expenditure reports from the Assembly and Senate were added to STNY today.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
Payrolls of two of New York’s largest public authorities—the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the New York State Thruway Authority—are now available.

JULY 31, 2008
SeeThroughNY launches.