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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Medicaid overage is at $665M and rising

State-funded Medicaid expenditures ran over budget projections by $665 million, or almost 8 percent, through the first four months of the fiscal year.

Health price controls are failing

It's increasingly evident that the state's nine-year-old price-control regime for health insurance is failing as a strategy to keep costs in check.

Cuomo signals a Medicaid crunch

The Cuomo administration's quarterly budget update includes a warning for the state's health-care industry: Medicaid cuts could be coming.