The MTA Transparency Story

The Empire Center's annual release of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll data on the SeeThroughNY transparency website made an especially big splash this year.

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Counties’ Medicaid role dwindles

New enrollment numbers confirm a Medicaid trend relevant to budget talks in Albany: Local governments are playing a smaller role than ever.

Janus uncuffs Albany cops

Albany police are among the latest group of workers benefiting from the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision.

NYSUT’s “millionaires”

New York's teachers union is again arguing the nation’s highest-spending schools and best-paid teachers are starved for funding.