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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Senate OKs less local say on cops

The Senate has unanimously passed a bill designed to undermine local government control of police and firefighter discipline.

Albany’s Rx for higher premiums

Dozens of health-care bills percolating through the Legislature would add to the already high price of health insurance in New York State.

Pension woes for 1199

Two pension funds affiliated with 1199 SEIU have disclosed that they are in critical status due to funding or liquidity problems for an 11th straight year.