Insurance Regulations by State Data

Table may take a moment to load. Source: 2016 Insurance Regulation Report Card. R Street Policy Study No. 77.  Author: R.J. Lehman. Note: The report card tracks seven broad categories, most consisting of several variables, to measure how well states...

Cuomo policies discourage employers by E.J. McMahon | Ithaca Journal

The recent announcement that Dick’s Sporting Goods will build a 650,000-square-foot distribution center in Binghamton has been cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as further evidence of an economic resurgence in the region.

“Five years ago, we had a 7.9 percent unemployment rate in the Southern Tier,” Cuomo said. “Today, 4.6 percent. The arrows are headed in the right direction.”

In fact, as shown in the state Labor Department’s household survey data, the unemployment rate dropped only because fewer residents of the region are available and looking for work. If the labor force were still at its 2010 level, the unemployment rate would be 13 percent.

DiNapoli confirms: upstate sluggish by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has just issued a report confirming what employment statistics have been showing: upstate New York's economy has lagged behind the nation and downstate regions for years now.

Cuomo’s Southern Tier hype by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

For several years now, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been misusing employment statistics to back up claims that his policies have ignited an economic resurgence in upstate New York.

It happened yet again today, when the governor was in Binghamton to announce that Dick's Sporting Goods had decided to locate a 650,000 square foot distribution center in the Broome County Corporate Park.