The MTA Transparency Story

The Empire Center's annual release of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll data on the SeeThroughNY transparency website made an especially big splash this year.

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DOB issues subminimal wage analysis

The Cuomo administration has issued a remarkably flimsy, misleading and superficial analysis of New York's minimum wage hikes since 2013.

Grid fails under pressure

In buckling under pressure from Gov. Cuomo, National Grid has firmed up a troubling new normal of regulatory policy in New York.

Cuomo’s self-inflicted crisis

The remarkable thing about state's multi-billion-dollar Medicaid crisis is that it is almost entirely the result of the Cuomo administration's own actions.