Protecting the Tax Cap

New York's property tax cap became permanent as part of New York's fiscal 2020 state budget. The Empire Center has been a tireless champion of the policy, which has saved homeowners and businesses billions of dollars since its temporary enactment in 2011.

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Cuomo tilts with windmills

Governor Cuomo is continuing full steam ahead with policies that will make New York's renewable energy targets more expensive and less realistic.

Unions puff up numbers post-Janus

New York’s public-sector unions are concealing their post-Janus losses by publishing inflated membership figures.

NY’s dimming budget outlook

New York's state budget hikes spending 5.7 percent, projects a $14 billion debt increase over five years—and is balanced by an accounting gimmick.