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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NY’s green new dud

New York got less electricity from renewable sources in 2018 than it did the year before despite significant state intervention.

School budgets sail under cap

Yesterday’s budget votes proved once again New York’s school districts aren’t having much difficulty staying under—or overriding—the property tax cap.

Essential Plan surplus hits $1.2B

The balance of unspent money in the Essential Plan Trust Fund ballooned to a new high of $1.2 billion as of March 31.