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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Gillibrand’s shifting Medicare math

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has doubled the price tag of her Medicare buy-in proposal, but the math still does not add up.

Budget pushes health costs higher

With higher Medicaid spending and more insurance mandates, the state budget adds to the already steep costs of health care for New Yorkers.

Albany’s other big raise

The hastily approved raise for New York’s governor had an unintended consequence: saddling taxpayers with an untold amount of higher pension costs.