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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Spend-O-Meter

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Obamacare growth slows in NY

The growth of Obamacare-related health coverage in New York slowed to 3 percent over the past year, the smallest increase since 2014.

Bill would smash gov’t worker rights

A Senate bill would make it harder for government employees to change their mind about paying union dues.

Tax Cap = Budget OKs

New York's property tax cap has reduced school tax hikes and the rate at which voters reject school budgets.