Nine Years of SeeThroughNY

This summer, the Empire Center for Public Policy celebrated nine years of successful work by SeeThroughNY.net, our groundbreaking government transparency website.

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How money doesn’t walk

New York's continuing loss of residents to other states is a serious long-term problem—but the income "loss" from migration can be overstated.

Uninsured rate drops more slowly

A historic decline in the uninsured population continued in 2016, both nationwide and in New York, albeit at a slower rate.

Still ticking, all the same

New York's public pension funds remain a ticking fiscal time bomb, despite some short-term good news about tax-funded pension costs.