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“Millionaire” income tax bracket growing more slowly in New York

The Empire State recently has fallen behind the national average when it comes to adding new income millionaires.


The Big Apple’s big pension bite

Massive but partially hidden funding shortfalls are a feature, not a bug, of New York City's public pension system and its counterparts across the country.

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.