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The tight job market isn’t packing much of a punch when payday comes around. While the economy keeps humming along in the 10th year of a record-setting growth streak, the personal incomes of people across the Buffalo Niagara region have been gro Read More

Bill Hammond with the fiscal watchdog group the Empire Center said that’s an irresponsible practice. “I think everybody would admit it’s a gimmick,” Hammond said. “You don’t have enough money in your checking account to pay your bills and so you just tell the people who are expecting money, ‘You have to hang on for a few days until my checkbook replenishes.’ ” Read More

A variety of factors can influence sales tax receipts, including tourism trends, weather related events, the price of gasoline and fuel oil and whether consumers are spending on furniture and cars, said E.J. McMahon, research director for the Empire Center for Public Policy, an Albany think tank. Read More

But Ken Girardin, a policy analyst for the Empire Center for Public Policy, an Albany think tank, said the governor's action eliminates "any remaining illusion" that the state Public Service Commission — New York's primary utility watchdog — has been acting independently under the Cuomo administration. Read More

In September of 2019 the Empire Center’s Peter Murphy produced a white paper looking at this very issue. He provided a stunning list of examples of successful partnerships between businesses and schools. Read More

“It is very unusual to tax medicine in this manner; a lot of people using opioids are using them legitimately” said Bill Hammond, director of health policy at The Empire Center, a conservative-leaning think tank in Albany, N.Y. “To go after a specific class of drug like this, I don’t think anything like this has ever been done in New York.” Read More

Bill Hammond with the fiscal watchdog group the Empire Center said that’s an irresponsible practice. “I think everybody would admit it’s a gimmick,” Hammond said. “You don’t have enough money in your checking account to pay your bills and so you just tell the people who are expecting money, ‘You have to hang on for a few days until my checkbook replenishes.’ ” Read More

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