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The Empire Center's Web-based Spend-O-Meter
April 01, 2014
Andrew Cuomo's confused property-tax "cut" E.J McMahon,
March 21, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The 'death tax' hurts state's edge Albany Times Union,This is a link to an External Website
February 24, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York's deadly death tax New York Daily News,This is a link to an External Website
February 24, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York's Death Tax: The Case for Killing It

by E.J. McMahon

Complete report in PDF format
February 24, 2014 :: Special Reports
McMahon Testimony on New York State Budget

Before the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees

Complete report in PDF format
February 10, 2014 :: Testimony
Soaking the rich is a shaky strategy Newsday - AMNewYork,
February 05, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo's hype vs. New York's reality New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 24, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo's great Tappan Zee secret New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 13, 2014 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo's pack of tax-cut gimmicks New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 11, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo call invites more bailouts New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 15, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY casino measure: A sucker's bet New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 30, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Andrew Cuomo should block Bill De Blasio's tax hike Newsday - AMNewYork,This is a link to an External Website
October 18, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Pataki needs to reignite his tax efforts New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 03, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Dems want to increase New York's already heavy tax burden New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
September 07, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
McMahon Senate Testimony on State Tax Reform

Before the Senate Finance Committee

Complete report in PDF format
September 04, 2013 :: Testimony
Albany not helping NYC avoid fate of Detroit Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
August 13, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Get a Handle on the City's Tax Policies Room for Debate - New York Times,This is a link to an External Website
August 13, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Overburdened City Journal,This is a link to an External Website
August 08, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Pensions push school tax cap to 4.6%
Complete report in PDF format
April 30, 2013 :: Research Bulletin
State deal doesn't help Buffalo fans Albany Times Union,This is a link to an External Website
April 02, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Quacks like a mess New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 01, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
There they go again New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 18, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A risky budget gimmick New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 11, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Gov's hidden perils New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 28, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The feds squeeze NY's golden geese New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 07, 2013 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The feds squeeze New York's golden geese
January 07, 2013
Transformation, not New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 19, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Empire on the edge New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 03, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The "Tax Reform" That Wasn't
November 26, 2012
The rebuilding bill New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 02, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Andrew's next test New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 29, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
What They Make, 2011-12

County and Municipal Payrolls in NYS

Complete report in PDF format
October 16, 2012 :: Special Reports
Tax-hike fantasies New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 08, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York State also has its '47 percent' Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
September 27, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Iceberg Ahead - Part 2
Complete report in PDF format
September 05, 2012 :: Reports
Iceberg Ahead

The Hidden Cost of Public-Sector Retiree Health Benefits in New York

Complete report in PDF format
September 05, 2012 :: Special Reports
New York State's teetering financial structure Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
July 19, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Why teacher pension costs will keep rising Newsday (Viewsday Blog),This is a link to an External Website
July 07, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Union deal will add to Tappan Zee Bridge cost Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
June 21, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY's $51.71-an-hour summer job New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 21, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Problems in Yonkers look familiar Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
April 26, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Making Work Pay in New York

The Earned Income Tax Credit

Complete report in PDF format
April 18, 2012 :: Policy Briefings
Look out, NYers, the taxman cometh Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
April 12, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Down the road...more costs for NY Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
April 05, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo curbs spending -- for now Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
March 29, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Medicaid AWOL from budget debate Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
March 22, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Suffolk needs state control law Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
March 08, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Nassau's wildly lavish police pay Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
February 23, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Optimal Option

SUNY's Personal Retirement Plan As a Model for Pension Reform

Complete report in PDF format
February 16, 2012 :: Special Reports
Cuomo's Pivot City Journal,This is a link to an External Website
February 01, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo's big idea looks like 1970s Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
January 05, 2012 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Spend, spend, spend New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 10, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
More Revenue, More Spending New York Times,This is a link to an External Website
December 09, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Cuomo's Tax Hike
December 07, 2011
Tax High, People Fly
December 07, 2011
Gov blows smoke on tax hikes New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 05, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York State's Property Tax Cap

A Citizens Guide

Complete report in PDF format
November 30, 2011 :: Special Reports
The Many Myths of the Millionaire Tax New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 12, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Mike’s Budget Battle New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 17, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY's stealth tax hike New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 15, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Blame It On The Pols New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 11, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Richard Brodsky & E.J. McMahon Debate the New York State Budget

St. Francis College

March 29, 2011 :: All Publications
Cuomo Scores With Budget New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 29, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Case for a Cap

Why and How It Can Work in New York

Complete report in PDF format
March 01, 2011 :: Special Reports
E.J. McMahon Testimony: New York State Budget

Before the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees

February 14, 2011 :: Testimony
Court In The Middle New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 04, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Andrew Cuomo Talked Tough, But His Budget Actions Left Something To Be Desired New York Daily News,This is a link to an External Website
January 07, 2011 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Public vs. private retirements New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 19, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Empire State Pensions Go "Boom"
December 08, 2010
Empire of Excess This is a link to an External Website
December 01, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
E.J. McMahon on the State Budget
November 24, 2010 :: Testimony
A $205 Billion Bomb New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 13, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
State Budget Built On Shaky Foundation Syracuse Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
October 05, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Local Government Employee Pay in 2009-10
Complete report in PDF format
August 26, 2010
More Stimulus Poison New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
August 06, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The shaky state budget

Preliminary Overview and Analysis

Web Feature
August 04, 2010
Property Taxes: The Case for a Cap
August 03, 2010 :: Special Reports
The Empire State's Stimulus Addiction Wall Street Journal,
July 02, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Ugly Budget -- But a Pretty Precedent New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 30, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY's War on Golden Geese New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 15, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Report: High-Tax, High-Cost New York Has Gloomy Outlook
June 04, 2010
Freeze Public-Sector Pay
Complete report in PDF format
June 03, 2010
After Property Tax Cap, Cuomo Plan Gets Soft New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 27, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Flanagan Wage Freeze Bill (S.7940)
May 26, 2010
Can States Fix Their Pension Problems? New York Times,This is a link to an External Website
May 20, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Reading NY's School-Budget Votes New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 20, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Early retirement for state workers: Money-saver, or costly sweetener?

No. 6, May 2010

Complete report in PDF format
May 11, 2010 :: Research Bulletin
Editorials and Columns Endorsing a Public-Sector Wage Freeze
April 07, 2010
School Staffs Grew in New York

E.J. McMahon

Complete report in PDF format
March 30, 2010 :: Research Bulletin
State Payroll Drops and Wages Rise

Workforce Still Above 2004 Level

Complete report in PDF format
March 22, 2010 :: Research Bulletin
The Ravitch Plan Won't Save New York Wall Street Journal,This is a link to an External Website
March 13, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A Ravitch Rescue? New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 08, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
E.J. McMahon Testimony: State Tax Policy in 2010-11

Before the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees

Complete report in PDF format
February 11, 2010 :: Testimony
Pay Moynihan's Tax Lessons for the States Wall Street Journal,This is a link to an External Website
February 06, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY Taxes: Headed For a New High New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 04, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Grading the Gov's Budget New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 23, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Don't waste school aid crisis Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
January 18, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Fixing What's Broke New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 05, 2010 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Blueprint for a Better Budget

A Plan of Action for New York State

By: E.J. McMahon and Josh Barro
Complete report in PDF format
January 04, 2010 :: Special Reports
Freeze Wages Now New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 02, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Tax High, People Fly City Journal,This is a link to an External Website
October 01, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
California, Here We Come New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
September 28, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York's Double Standard

How public employee pay and benefits have outpaced the private sector—and unique state laws are widening the gap

September 21, 2009
Revenues Down, Spending Up

The Growth in New York's Long-Term Budget Gap

Complete report in PDF format
September 09, 2009 :: Research Bulletin
Albany's Recession-Proof Porkfest
August 05, 2009
The High-Tax Trap New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
August 03, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
To Fix Pension Peril New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 13, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Defuse the Pension Bomb New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 09, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Budget New York Needs City Journal,This is a link to an External Website
July 01, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Gov. Paterson turned his back on property tax cap Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
June 05, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Plenty of Public Pension Sweeteners Pending in State Legislature

Lise Bang-Jensen

Complete report in PDF format
June 04, 2009 :: Research Bulletin
Leaving Homeowners In The Lurch New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 15, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York's Budget Targets the Golden Eggs New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 03, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A Job-Killing Budget
Complete report in PDF format
March 31, 2009
New York State's Fiscal Meltdown
March 13, 2009
Spendaholics New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 12, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
E.J. McMahon Testimony: Proposed Income Tax Increases

Before the Senate Committee on Budget and Tax Reform

Complete report in PDF format
March 12, 2009 :: Testimony
"Millionaire Tax" is a Bad Idea Post-Journal,This is a link to an External Website
February 10, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Soaking rich would hurt NY Albany Times Union,This is a link to an External Website
February 09, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
E.J. McMahon Testimony: State Tax Policy

Before the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees

Complete report in PDF format
February 03, 2009 :: Testimony
Dems have a taxing plan New York Daily News,This is a link to an External Website
January 23, 2009 :: Op-Eds & Articles
EJ McMahon Testimony: Assembly Committee on Real Property Taxation

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies
December 10, 2008 :: Testimony
A Just Plain Terrible Tax Proposal New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 05, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Gov's Brave Talk New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 13, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Two-Year Rise in State Payroll May Add $700 Million in Costs
Complete report in PDF format
October 29, 2008 :: Research Bulletin
Income-Tax Idiocy New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 20, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY Fiscal Watch
October 06, 2008 :: News & Commentary
The NY Impact of McCain, Obama Tax Plans
September 19, 2008 :: News & Commentary
High-Stakes Taxing
New York's Prospects Under the Next President's Tax Agenda
Complete report in PDF format
September 17, 2008 :: Special Reports
New York State's Fiscal Reckoning City Journal,This is a link to an External Website
September 01, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
It's the Spending New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 31, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
APPROVAL MEMORANDUM - No. 20 Chapter 391
July 27, 2008
Cap pressures government, not residents, to perform

Albany Times Union, July 20, 2008

Cap Those Taxes New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 04, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Budget Blues New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 07, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Separating Fact from Fear Mongering on the "Rich Tax"

by E.J. McMahon

March 26, 2008 :: News & Commentary
Parsing the "Q-Poll" on Taxes

by E.J. McMahon

March 24, 2008 :: News & Commentary
New Governor, Same Challenges
Start Blazing New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
March 18, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Silver Changing Tune on Tax Cap?
February 26, 2008 :: News & Commentary
Workforce Turnover Offers Budget Savings Potential
Complete report in PDF format
February 11, 2008 :: Research Bulletin
To the Moon, Eliot Spitzer Keeps Spending New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 24, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Eliot's Excellent Idea New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 10, 2008 :: Op-Eds & Articles
State Workforce Under Spitzer: Back to the Future?
Complete report in PDF format
December 12, 2007 :: Research Bulletin
Big Apple's Bite New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 19, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Rangel's Knifing of New York New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 29, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Tackling NY's Taylor Law
Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York's Public-Sector Labor Laws Part 2

by Terry O'Neil and E.J. McMahon

October 17, 2007 :: Reports
Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York's Public-Sector Labor Laws

by Terry O'Neil and E.J. McMahon

Complete report in PDF format
October 17, 2007 :: Special Reports
State Pension Costs Continue To Climb
October 04, 2007 :: News & Commentary
No News is Bad News: NY Counties Still Among Most Heavily Taxed
September 12, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Spitzer's Intriguing Tax Cap Hint
August 29, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Rudy's Real Tax Record New York Daily News,This is a link to an External Website
August 06, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Property Tax Rebates: No Lasting Relief in Fiscal Pain Killer Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,This is a link to an External Website
July 22, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Legislative Budget by State

FY 2005, in millions

New York ranks third of all states
Average State Legislature Spending Per Member

New York ranks fourth of all states in spending per member

By state, FY 2005
Legislative Salaries Per State
Total NY Tax Burden at Record Level
May 20, 2007 :: News & Commentary
"Professionalizing" Grandma? Spitzer Moves to Unionize Home Day Care
May 17, 2007 :: News & Commentary
McMahon Radio Interview on Day-Care Order
May 17, 2007 :: News & Commentary
A Look At the Legislature's Expenses
April 18, 2007
E.J. McMahon Testimony: Real Property Taxation

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies
April 17, 2007 :: Testimony
Testimony: The Case for Capping Property Taxes
April 17, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Assembly Issues Official Pork List
April 17, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Tax-Code Chaos New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 16, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Albany Oink, '07-08 Edition
April 10, 2007 :: News & Commentary
How, Why and For Whom the Property Tax Rebate is Taxable
April 05, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Spitzer's Budget

How the "New Paradigm" Adds Up for New York Taxpayers

April 03, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Budget Spending Boost: An Update
April 03, 2007 :: News & Commentary
What the Gov Got New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 02, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Budget Deal Boosts Spending Further
March 28, 2007 :: News & Commentary
How the "New Paradigm" Adds Up for New York State Taxpayers
A Noose for Big Firms The New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
February 28, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Testimony of Edmund J. McMahon Before the Joint Fiscal Committees of the New York State LegislatureThis is a link to an External Website

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies
February 28, 2007 :: Testimony
Med Alert for Gov to Rein in Health $$ New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 22, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Breaking the Budget in New York State

Sept. 20 Conference Proceedings

Albany Oink
Special Reports
Eliot's Spending Surge New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 01, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Awaiting Spitzer's Budget New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
January 29, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Doctoring Medicaid New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
January 25, 2007 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The "$6 billion Tax Cut" That Gov. Spitzer Isn't (Quite) Proposing
January 08, 2007 :: News & Commentary
Eliot Spitzer, Beware the Budget Process Syracuse.com,This is a link to an External Website
November 14, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY Budget Blues New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 01, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Fiscal Accountability a Must for Lawmakers Times Union of Albany,This is a link to an External Website
October 29, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Two years later, much is undone The Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
October 17, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Drunken Sailors New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 05, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Tax Breaks Won't Aid New York's Economy Syracuse Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
June 27, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Legislature hands unions new weapons
June 21, 2006 :: News & Commentary
The Star Delusion: Faso, Spitzer Copy Gov's Fake Tax Cut New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 13, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Defusing New York's Pension Bomb

By E.J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy

Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Complete report in PDF format
June 07, 2006 :: Special Reports
Rocky-Era Spending Returns to New York
May 17, 2006 :: News & Commentary
Pigs-in-a-Blanket Veto New York Times,This is a link to an External Website
April 23, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Lame Duck Quacking New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 19, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Legislators should tell where pork money goes The Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
April 18, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A peep-hole into New York's pork barrel
April 03, 2006 :: News & Commentary
Sprinkling more STAR-Dust on School Taxes
March 23, 2006 :: News & Commentary
New Yorkers Skedaddle As Tax Climate Worsens The Wall Street Journal,This is a link to an External Website
March 15, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Higher taxes are the last thing we need
March 11, 2006 :: News & Commentary
The Potential Value of NY's Racing "Trifecta"
February 27, 2006 :: News & Commentary
Taxing and Spending in the Empire State: Overview of the 2006-07 Executive Budget

By E.J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Empire Center Special Report 02-06
Complete report in PDF format
February 24, 2006 :: Special Reports
Report Highlights Budget Trends Under Pataki
February 24, 2006 :: News & Commentary
Proposed cigarette tax benefits butt-leggers The Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
February 07, 2006 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Spend Now, Cut Taxes Later
January 17, 2006 :: News & Commentary
Taxes and Consequences: The Gotham STAMP 2006 Computable General Equilibrium Model
Complete report in PDF format
December 29, 2005 :: Special Reports
Blame Albany The New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 22, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Pricing the “Luxury Product”: New York City Taxes Under Mayor BloombergThis is a link to an External Website
Special Reports
All Taxes Great and Small The New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
November 07, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Measure isn't the reform it poses as The Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
November 01, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Breaking the Budget in New York State

By E.J. McMahon

Policy Briefing No. 3
Complete report in PDF format
October 19, 2005 :: Policy Briefings
Voters Have Say on Future Spending The Post-Standard,This is a link to an External Website
October 04, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Power Grab and Purse Grab - The Problem with NY's Prop One
September 23, 2005 :: Special Reports
Gas Pains New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
September 06, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Political Gas Pains
September 06, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Bond Deal Goes Forward
August 03, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Tax-and-Spend Legacy New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 28, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Seeking More Secure Perks for Government Workers
July 26, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Comptroller Blocks "Back-Door" Bond deal
July 21, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Legislators Keep Pushing Sweeter Pension Benefit Proposals
July 14, 2005 :: News & Commentary
The Biggest Pension Investment Shift, Part II
June 27, 2005 :: News & Commentary
The Biggest Public Pension Investment Policy Shift You've Probably Never Heard Of
June 13, 2005 :: News & Commentary
School Taxes Skyward
May 12, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Two Faces of Mike New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 06, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Happy Days Are Here Again?
May 06, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Budget "Reform" Moves to Ballot
May 04, 2005 :: News & Commentary
More Money = Lousy Results
May 02, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Oink, Oink
April 29, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Albany has plenty left to repair This is a link to an External Website
April 19, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Sticker Shock The National Review Online,This is a link to an External Website
April 19, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
It's Alive
April 19, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Higher and Higher
April 13, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Another Middle-Class Tax? How the Federal AMT Hits New Yorkers

By E. J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy

Empire Center Special Report 01-05
Complete report in PDF format
April 12, 2005 :: Special Reports
Another Middle-class Tax
April 11, 2005 :: News & Commentary
Budget Hoax New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 30, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NY's Road to Ruin New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 16, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Like There's No Tomorrow New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
March 08, 2005 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Perils of Hiking the PIT
February 16, 2005 :: News & Commentary
E.J. McMahon Testimony: Joint Fiscal Committees of the New York State LegislatureThis is a link to an External Website

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies
February 15, 2005 :: Testimony
W's NY Centric Tax Cuts New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
August 24, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The $36 Billion Bonus: New York's Gains from Federal Tax CutsThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 43
August 01, 2004 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
N.Y. Tax Follies New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
June 24, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Albany's 'Debt'-End New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 19, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
NYC's Sea of Red New York Post, 4-27-04,This is a link to an External Website
April 27, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A half-baked effort at budget reform Times Union,This is a link to an External Website
April 02, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Better Late Than Larger New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 08, 2004 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Bringing Competition to Albany New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
December 11, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Private Competition for Public Services: Unfinished Agenda in New York StateThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon, Adrian Moore, & Geoffrey F. Segal

Civic Report 41
December 01, 2003 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
To Keep People in New York City, Cut Costs Gotham Gazette,This is a link to an External Website
September 29, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
To Save N.Y.C. New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
September 19, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Biggest Bonding Boondoggle New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
July 28, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A Looming Storm New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 17, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Hidden Tax Increase New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
June 11, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Why 'Soaking the Rich' Is Poor Policy Barron's,This is a link to an External Website
May 19, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Gouging the Metro Area New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 16, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Taxing the Grandkids NY Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 07, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Taxing 'Til We Drop NY Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 05, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Erasing Giuliani's Tax Progress New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
April 22, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Doomsday for Real New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 16, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Silver's Risky Budget Game New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
March 19, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Number of Legislators by State
February 19, 2003
Relying on the Rich New York Sun,This is a link to an External Website
February 11, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Tale of Two Budgets New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 03, 2003 :: Op-Eds & Articles
The Rift on City Taxes Is a Split With Suburbs' Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
October 31, 2002 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Deja Vu All Over Again: The Right Way to Cure New York's Looming Budget GapThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 29
October 01, 2002 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
Next Year's Tax Hike New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
May 16, 2002 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York City Council Subcommittee on Forecasting and Revenue This is a link to an External Website

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Senior Fellow
April 01, 2002 :: Testimony
Competitive Contracting of Bus Service: A Better Deal for Riders and TaxpayersThis is a link to an External Website

By E. S. Savas & E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 30
March 01, 2002 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
Mike's Dangerous Budget Temptation New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
February 11, 2002 :: Op-Eds & Articles
City Won't Bleed From Bloomberg's Ax Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
January 04, 2002 :: Op-Eds & Articles
It's the Spending New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
January 01, 2002 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Wrong Time for a Commuter Tax New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 17, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Tax-and-Spend, Boom-and-Bust: Lessons for Mayor BloombergThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 23
December 01, 2001 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
Mike Must Bite Bullet On Income Tax Hike NY Daily News,This is a link to an External Website
November 29, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Bush's Tax Cut: The Best Boost for N.Y. New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
November 19, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
City Power: Don't Gamble on State Budget Fixes Newsday,This is a link to an External Website
October 13, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A Blast to N.Y.'s Budget New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 02, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
What New York Has Gained From Tax CutsThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 20
September 01, 2001 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
Pataki Power Play: Gov Should Call Lawmakers' Budget Bluff New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 31, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Worse City Budget News Ahead New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
July 01, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
New York's Savings from the New Tax Law: A Good Start, But Loose Ends RemainThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 18
July 01, 2001 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports
Rudy's Tax Cuts Don't Go Far Enough New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
April 25, 2001 :: Op-Eds & Articles
A 'Ladder' to Sky-High School Taxes New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
December 26, 2000 :: Op-Eds & Articles
What Bush Should Have Said About Tax Cuts The Wall Street Journal,This is a link to an External Website
October 19, 2000 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Rick, Hill & Tax Cuts For NY New York Post,This is a link to an External Website
October 18, 2000 :: Op-Eds & Articles
Campaign 2000 Tax Proposals: What They Mean for New YorkersThis is a link to an External Website

By E. J. McMahon

Civic Report 15
October 01, 2000 :: Related New York Policy Studies and Reports