A $15-an-hour minimum wage

The $15-an-hour minimum wage approved by the Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in April 2016 will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state's economic outlook. Read the Empire Center's research that warned New York about the consequences.

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NY’s “solar bond” with Elon Musk

New York taxpayers have partnered with a high-tech billionaire who has "a voracious appetite for risk and unyielding confidence."


Cuomo blocks gas pipeline

The Cuomo administration has blocked a required permit for a crucial natural gas pipeline in the struggling Southern Tier.

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So-so fiscal stress test score for NY

New York is better prepared than California to weather the next recession—but not as well-prepared as Florida and Texas.