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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The secret behind the secrecy

Why are public-sector union negotiations always held behind closed doors? A major NY union has spilled the beans: it's better for them.

Upstate income sluggish in 2018

Newly released federal data on personal income growth last year point to the continued economic weakness of upstate New York.

Cuomo blows a natural gasket

Gov. Cuomo is threatening to yank the license of a major utility that pushed back after his administration blocked a new pipeline.