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Benchmarking New York: Local Government Taxes, Spending and Debt

The Empire Center for Public Policy has calculated effective property tax rates and per-capita values for the spending, debt and tax levels of local governments.

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Green Overload

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

Empire IdeasView All

Empire Ideas is a series of policy papers focusingĀ 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.