Session’s end clobbers NY economy by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

The closing days and hours of New York State’s 2019 legislative session were easily among the most economically consequential in Albany’s recent history—but not in a positive sense.

Estimated Rental Vacancy Rates for NY Communities Data

Table may take a moment to load Source: U.S. Bureau, 2012-17 American Community Survey Footnotes: *CDP = Census Designated Place **Not shown are vacancy rates of zero, which indicate a sample size too small to produce any estimate. ***The Margin of E...

How big Wall Street bonuses are a boon for LI Newsday

E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank based in Albany, breaks it down: The state has a 4 percent sales tax, and Nassau and Suffolk each have a 4.25 percent sales tax.