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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A softer Medicaid ‘block grant’

The Medicaid “block grant” being proposed by House Republicans could be far less costly to state governments than previously projected.

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Checking Cuomo’s facts on the ACA

Governor Cuomo’s speech at a rally in defense of the Affordable Care Act included several questionable facts, exaggerations, or omissions.

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Hyping Medicaid’s drug costs

Thursday’s budget hearing raised an eye-opening fact about pharmaceutical costs and Medicaid: Rebates reduce the state’s bottom line by almost half.

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