Sheridan C. Biggs, 1934-2017

The founding chairman of the Empire Center was a no-nonsense numbers-cruncher—a Price Waterhouse partner during much of that firm’s “Big Eight” heyday, from the early 1960s through the early ’90s. An executive with broad and deep experience, he always remained a proud New Yorker.

The Empire Center is in the business of trying to convince people that, to flourish again, New York State needs better public policies. But above all, New York needs more New Yorkers like Sheridan Biggs.

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How Senate plan would affect NY

The Senate GOP’s health bill, though pitched as more moderate than the House plan, would be harder on New York in at least one respect.

The (continued) graying of NY

Compared to national and statewide averages, rural counties in upstate New York have a much larger share of residents age 65 and older.

Indulging the mandate habit

The makers of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol – whose lobbying was spotlighted by the New York Times – appear to be getting results in Albany.