Reports

Hooked on HCRA by Bill Hammond |  | Reports

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The Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) began as an effort to bring market-driven efficiency to New York’s hospital industry, but has evolved into little more than a revenue source. [Read_more]

More people left NYS in 2015-16 by E.J. McMahon |  | Reports

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New York lost another 191,367 residents to other states during the year ending last July 1, and its population declined for the first time in a decade. [Read_more]

Green Overload by Kenneth Girardin and Annette Brocks |  | Reports

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New York's new Clean Energy Standard has three major shortcomings: high cost, questionable feasibility and low impact. [Read_more]

What They Make, 2015-16 | Reports

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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. [Read_more]

Solar Subsidy | Reports

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The decision by the nation’s largest solar panel provider to locate a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Buffalo, and to create other jobs in Western New York, could be a needed shot in the arm for a city and a region that’s been declining economically for many years. But there are significant risks and unanswered questions associated with the state government’s willingness to commit the bulk of its “Buffalo Billion” resources to the massive SolarCity factory on the site of the former RiverBend steel plant. [Read_more]
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