"The state is continuing its strategy of pursuing flashy mega-projects instead of making New York more attractive for all businesses. We're now in the second decade of this approach, and it's still failing to deliver the promised results," Girardin said. "This is the sort of economic development strategy that politicians turn to when they don't want to take on the tougher questions."
The Empire Center said Tuesday that the fatal accident involving a natural gas truck outside Binghamton on Monday, is a negative consequence of the state government’s opposition to gas pipelines.
One of the great government watchdogs in New York State is the Empire Center for Public Policy, led by EJ McMahon. The Empire Center recently came out with its annual report on overtime costs and the highest earning public servants in NYS.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest economic development “triumph” is a deal to bring a high-tech chipmaker into the 450-acre Marcy Nanocenter outside Utica, where Cree Inc. will build a $1 billion plant with 600 skilled jobs at an average $75,000 salary.
ALBANY — Genesee Community College President Dr. James Sunser was the highest-paid municipal government worker in the Finger Lakes region, according to the latest edition of “What They Make,” the Empire Center’s annual report summarizing total local government pay.
A report released Tuesday by the Empire Center for Public Policy points out that school districts and municipalities have shied away from pursuing advertising income because interpretations of the state constitution by the Attorney General's Office, the Education Department and the Board of Regents have historically agreed that such deals are prohibited.
Quadrant Biosciences Inc. of Syracuse is paying $10,000 a year for three years to get its product’s name on a Pittsburgh area public high school’s outdoor stadium, according to the report by the Empire Center, an Albany think tank. The stadium will carry the name “ClearEdge,” a Quadrant subsidiary that sells a diagnostic testing kit for brain injuries.
ALBANY -- New York school districts should be allowed to pursue advertising and naming rights deals on school grounds in a bid to bring in much needed revenue, the non-profit Empire Center for Public Policy argued in a report Tuesday.