consumer confidence Upstate, downstate, Republican and Democrat: Consumer confidence down across New York By Kyle S. Mackie • Jul 2, 2019 Paulo O/Flickr (Public Domain) Siena College released the New York State Index of Consumer Sentiment for the second quarter of 2019 today, and it shows a grim picture of how New Yorkers feel about the economy. Consumer advocates oppose bill allowing check cashers to issue loans By Michael Mroziak • Jun 8, 2016 Proposed legislation is under consideration in Albany that would allow check cashing companies the ability to issue loans. Consumer advocates, including the Western New York Law Center, are urging lawmakers to reject the idea. Listen Listening... / 1:16 WBFO's Michael Mroziak reports. New Siena poll shows higher consumer confidence but mixed optimism among Dems, GOP By Michael Mroziak • Apr 6, 2016 According to a newly-released poll, consumer confidence is higher overall in New York State, but the levels of confidence vary based on one's political affiliation. Despite dip, NY consumer confidence index remains positive By Nick Maxwell • Oct 7, 2015 siena.edu A new consumer sentiment study shows New Yorkers are thinking twice before reaching for their wallets.