#NYCoronavirus Chronicles

The Empire Center sounded an early warning of the pandemic's likely impact on New York's economy and public finances, and our analysts continue to monitor and report on the crisis.

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DASNY: Debts ‘R’ Us

The Cuomo administration is about to begin running up charges on that $11 billion credit card the Legislature handed the governor in the new budget.

Cuomo freezing state pay

The Cuomo administration will defer scheduled base pay raises for state government workers, citing his temporary emergency powers. **UPDATED

Covid-19 testing rates vary by region

Downstate New Yorkers are three times more likely than upstaters to have been tested for Covid-19 – and four times more likely to have been positive.