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Single-payer push ramps up again; industry groups point out flaws | Media Coverage

One new aspect of the bill is a dispute resolution process for negotiating fees with providers. The process would involve, if necessary, the appointment of a three-member fact finding panel to advise the health commissioner. Such a process could hinder the state’s ability to control costs, which is critical to making the plan feasible, said Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center in Albany. [Read_more]

Cuomo, Trump to talk taxes at White House | Media Coverage

To restore the full deduction, E.J. McMahon, research director for the Empire Center for Public Policy, said congressional Democrats would have to line up behind tax hikes on very high earners, something that would be rejected by Republicans and the White House. [Read_more]

Departing New Yorkers not a recent trend | Media Coverage

Such departures are a longstanding part of the state's history, according to a 2011 study by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, a conservative-leaning, Albany-based think tank.

That report found that since 1960, New York had lost about 7.3 million residents to other states. That was partially offset by the arrival of 4.8 million immigrants, for a net decline of about 2.5 million residents. [Read_more]

EDITORIAL: New York’s real problem is weak leadership | Media Coverage

The Empire Center, an Albany think tank, released a report in May 2018 that took note of New York surpassing all other states with per-pupil elementary and secondary school spending of $22,366 per pupil as of 2016. The report noted that the Empire State spent 90 percent more than the U.S. average of $11,762, up from 86 percent above average in 2015. The education spending gap between New York and the national average has grown dramatically over the past 20 years, the Empire Center noted. [Read_more]

EDITORIAL: Lack of revenue is not NY’s problem | Niagara Gazette

The Albany think tank, the Empire Center, released a report in May of last year that took note of New York surpassing all states with per-pupil elementary and secondary school spending of $22,366 per pupil as of 2016, according to the most recent U.S. Census data available at that time.

The report noted that Empire State spent 90 percent more than the U.S. average of $11,762, up from 86 percent above average in 2015. The education spending gap between the Empire State and the national average has grown dramatically over the past 20 years, the Empire Center noted. 

What do you mean there’s a revenue problem? [Read_more]

Upstate left behind in NY job gains | Press & Sun-Bulletin

"The economic recovery has been far from 'even' across New York," said E.J McMahon, from the conservative-leaning, Albany-based Empire Center, in a recent employment analysis. "In fact, the last eight years have seen a sharp and growing economic divide between upstate and downstate." [Read_more]
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