Nine Years of SeeThroughNY

This summer, the Empire Center for Public Policy celebrated nine years of successful work by, our groundbreaking government transparency website.

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Deadline? What deadline?

New York's governor and Legislature once again have ignored a decade-old law designed to foster a "quick start" of the state budget-making process.

Private job gains weak in NY

The largest upstate New York metro areas had weak or declining private job numbers in October, and the state as a whole trailed the nation.

Right point, wrong data

High marginal rates contribute to the out-migration of wealthy New Yorkers—but IRS data don't provide a full enough picture of the consequences.