A $15-an-hour minimum wage

The $15-an-hour minimum wage approved by the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in April 2016 will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state's economic outlook. Read the Empire Center's research that warned New York about the consequences.

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The transit strike that wasn’t?

Remember the New York transit strike of December 2005? Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Jr., has filed a bill memo that says it never happened.

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Opening a costly ‘golden door’

Should New Yorkers -- and Americans generally -- provide government-financed health coverage for undocumented immigrants?

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What’s behind NY health plan hikes

New York’s health plans are pressing for dramatically higher premiums in 2017, according to data just posted by state insurance regulators.

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