NY's leading export

Since 2000, New York has lost nearly 2 million residents to other states. This domestic migration outflow, which dates back to the 1960s, is a major reason why the Empire State is about to fall from third to fourth place in national population rankings, behind California, Texas and Florida.

The Empire Center closely tracks demographic trends, on both a statewide and regional basis, as the ultimate indicator of the state's attractiveness as a place to live, work and raise a family.

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Cuomo, lawmaker pay on auto-hike

The new New York State budget will guarantee periodic future pay hikes for the governor, judges and legislators. But is it constitutional?


Stigmatizing tax checkoffs

New York State's income tax form is more cluttered than ever -- thanks, in part, to a proliferation of voluntary contribution "check-off" boxes.

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Oink again!

Albany's biggest, juiciest capital pork pie just keeps growing and growing.

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