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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DiNapoli confirms: upstate sluggish

Upstate New York's comparatively sluggish economic performance is highlighted again in a new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Costing out Cuomo’s green tax

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Clean Energy Standard is shaping up to be one of the largest tax hikes in state history.

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Upstate job gains stay near nil

Upstate New York continues to struggle to create new private-sector jobs, the latest state employment report shows.

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