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.Learn More
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Bending NY’s Medicaid curve
Per-recipient Medicaid spending has slowed during Governor Andrew Cuomo's term, declining at about twice the national average rate.
Another slow-growth sign for upstate
New federal data on economic output by metropolitan area are providing a fresh perspective on upstate's persistent economic weakness.