Cuomo’s claim on property taxes omits mandates Politifact

In 2015, the state capped the local Medicaid share, saving local governments more than $3 billion per year. "Even with the freeze, Medicaid remains one of the largest expenses faced by local governments in New York—and one they have little or no means to control," wrote Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center for Public Policy, which is fiscally conservative. 

What They Make 2017-18 Reports

Local government is a labor-intensive business, and employee compensation is the single biggest element of most municipal budgets.

Yonkers: Top debt, taxes among NY cities, report says The Journal News

Yonkers had the most debt and highest taxes among the five largest cities outside of New York City last year, while White Plains charged the most fines, a report released Wednesday said.

The “Benchmarking New York” report from the Empire Center compared taxes, spending and debt for municipalities across New York based on data from the state Comptroller's Office.
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