A $15-an-hour minimum wage

Further increases in New York State’s minimum wage over the next few years will reduce employment opportunities and harm the state's economic outlook. Read the Empire Center's research that warned about the consequences of Governor Cuomo’s original proposal to hike the minimum to $15 an hour.

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Fact and fiction on AHCA

There have been a lot of conflicting claims about how the House GOP health plan would affect New York State. Here is a fact-check for some of them.


What if Collins-Faso included NYC?

Federal legislation mandating a state takeover of county Medicaid costs inspires a thought experiment: What if the mandate included New York City?


Parsing a NY Medicaid takeover

Some counties would save more than others from a state takeover of local Medicaid costs mandated by federal legislation.

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