Nine Years of SeeThroughNY

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

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Cuomo’s big stealth tax hike

It's not even in the fine print, but Governor Cuomo's initial budget proposal includes more than $1.5 billion in state income tax hikes for tax year 2018.

Cuomo’s health care piggy bank

Facing a multibillion-dollar gap in state finances, Governor Cuomo has turned to one of Albany’s favorite piggy banks: the healthcare industry.

The loose ends in Cuomo’s budget

The first draft of Governor Cuomo's 2018-19 Executive Budget left a pile of loose ends in New York's state code.