Media Coverage

Mr. Cuomo’s Free* College Plan | The New York Times

E. J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy told The Times it seemed to him that Mr. Cuomo had “hastily reverse-engineered” the process to get the headline he wanted, which sounds about right. [Read_more]

NYS Exposed: Billions spent so where are the jobs? | WHEC (NBC Rochester)

New York State spends billions of dollars to entice companies to move to New York and create jobs. But in tonight’s New York State Exposed report, we’re asking if we are getting a return on that investment with your tax dollars. [Read_more]

Hiding the Increase | City Journal

Cuomo’s efforts to hide the increase were first reported by Ken Girardin, an ace analyst at the Empire Center in Albany. Girardin has calculated that the renewable and nuclear subsidies will cost ratepayers nearly $3.4 billion between 2017 and 2021. Girardin told me that Cuomo’s attempt at an extreme makeover of the state’s electric grid will result in “one of the largest tax hikes in state history.” [Read_more]

It’s time to shift: State should relieve counties of the burden to fund Medicaid | Watertown Daily Times

Jefferson County would save about $20.5 million, according to a report prepared by the Empire Center for Public Policy. Lewis County would save about $5.2 million, Oswego County about $25.6 million and St. Lawrence County about $25 million. These costs chew up more than 30 percent of property tax levy for Jefferson and Lewis counties, and more than 50 percent of the property tax levy for Oswego and St. Lawrence counties — that’s a huge chunk of money for these counties. [Read_more]

Collins-Faso had merit | The Leader-Herald

One tantalizing idea emerged during the debate over repealing “Obamacare” — the Collins-Faso amendment to the now-pulled American Health Care Act. [Read_more]
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