#NYCoronaVirus Chronicles

The Empire Center sounded an early warning of the pandemic's likely impact on New York's economy and public finances, and our analysts continue to monitor and report on the crisis.

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DOH posts age & county data

The Health Department released additional coronavirus data that gives a clearer picture of which counties and age groups have been hardest hit.

Winning last year’s battle

The new state budget takes credible steps to address the Medicaid crisis of recent history but not for the larger crisis of the present and future.

Budget includes a borrowing binge

On top of emergency spending control powers, the Legislature is handing Governor Cuomo a deficit-financing credit card with an $11 billion limit.