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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Same old NY jobs story

Stop us if you've heard this one: basically all the net private job creation in New York is happening downstate.

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Cuomo’s latest 2% solution

A tentative deal between Governor Cuomo and the state government's second largest union could ultimately have a big impact on out-year budgets.


Buffalo’s murky teacher pact

Some of New York’s worst tendencies in bargaining with government unions were on display yesterday in Buffalo,