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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Trouble on NY’s budget horizon

New York State's tax collections fell short of the mark in the first half of the fiscal year, pointing to a gloomier outlook for fiscal 2018.

SALT loss, upstate tax wound

Even if their net taxes go down, some middle-class itemizers in upstate NY will reap smaller savings if SALT deduction is repealed.

Court will hear fee challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case with potentially major implications for New York’s government unions—and, ultimately, taxpayers.