New York’s most valuable export

Since 2000, New York has lost more than 2 million residents to other states. This net domestic migration outflow, which dates back to the 1960s, is a major reason why the Empire State has fallen to fourth place in national population rankings, behind California, Texas and Florida.

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NY school spending tops $22k per pupil

New York's public school spending remains extremely high by national standards, even compared to other high-wealth states.

NY’s regional job divide continues

Year-over-year private-sector job growth in New York remains stronger downstate than upstate, weaker overall than the U.S. average.

Tax cap wreaks chaos—not

Only 16 school districts must decide whether to call for a second referendum after seeing their original proposals rejected.