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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A lesson on apprenticeships

The raw politics behind giveaways to building trade unions were on display last week in Troy, a city outside Albany.

Big bucks, no impact

New York's huge tax subsidies for movie and TV producers had no significant impact on the industry's employment in the state, a new study finds.

Feds reviewing Cuomo’s Fidelis deal

Federal officials are reviewing the state's expropriation of $2 billion from the sale of Fidelis Care health plan, jeopardizing plans for using the money.