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What’s driving K-12 school costs? (2016 update)

The full extent of the continuing rise in school spending since the recession was not inevitable or unavoidable.


Medicaid in Transition

NY must do more to encourage its Medicaid patients to take ownership of their own health.

Empire IdeasView All

Empire Ideas is a series of policy papers focusing on topics of concern to local governments. Our goal in this project is to help elected officials, local taxpayer groups, community associations and concerned taxpayers explore ways of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of local government.

Data View All

Empire Center's Data section now includes over 50 different data sets in seven categories that measure and rank New York's state and local taxes, spending, debt and economic competitiveness.