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What They Make, 2015-16

The 2015-16 edition of What They Make, the Empire Center’s annual report on public payrolls, New York taxpayers to compare this key element of local government costs around the state.

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Highest, Lowest Property Tax Rankings Updated

The Empire Center has updated its June report that ranked 2014 property taxes with 2015 data recently released by the state comptroller's office.

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.