The new state budget

The positives in New York’s enacted FY2018 budget make up a pretty short list—while the negatives are in some respects worse than usual. Click the link above to read the Empire Center’s analysis of issues related to the new state budget.

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R.I.P., insurance mandate relief

Governor Cuomo put a last nail in the coffin of a good idea: analyzing the costs and benefits of proposed health insurance mandates.

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First take on the Trump tax plan

President Trump's proposal to end itemized federal deductions for state and local tax payments would clobber New York State.

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NY ranked 43rd for hospital safety

A new report card from the Leapfrog Group, a healthcare watchdog, paints an unflattering picture of safety in New York’s hospitals.

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