A $15-an-hour minimum wage?

Governor Cuomo’s newly launched campaign for an unprecedented $15-an-hour minimum wage will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state’s economic outlook.

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LI towns cry a river on tax cap

Long Island town officials are singing the tax cap blues, but their complaints don't really hold water.

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A new bad idea for NY cities

A Syracuse Common Council member says he'll propose a local hiring preference for city contractors—just what the struggling city doesn't need.

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A check on transparency

The MTA has now paid the Empire Center's expenses for a successful lawsuit compelling timely release of the agency's payroll data.