A $15-an-hour minimum wage

Further increases in New York State’s minimum wage over the next few years will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state's economic outlook. Read the Empire Center's research that warned about the consequences of Governor Cuomo’s original proposal to hike the minimum to $15 an hour.

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Governor signs FOIL fix

Gov. Cuomo has signed a bill that marks the most substantial improvement to the Freedom of Information Law in years.

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Job growth slows in NYS

October's private jobs numbers for New York State rose just 1.1 percent on a year-to-year basis, and the state unemployment rate ticked up.

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Minimum wage cost hits Medicaid

Moving to a $15 minimum wage will cost New York’s Medicaid system more than double what was previously forecast.

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