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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Essential Plan surplus hits $1.2B

The balance of unspent money in the Essential Plan Trust Fund ballooned to a new high of $1.2 billion as of March 31.

NY per-pupil spending reaches $23k

New York's spending on elementary and secondary education was 89 percent above the U.S. average at $23,091 per pupil in 2017, easily topping all states.

NY state pension fund earnings slump

New York's biggest public pension fund didn't hit its earnings target last year—and the state's other pension funds are on the same sub-par track.