Media Coverage

Try, try again: Cuomo’s convoluted tax workaround emerges | Crain's New York Business

The Empire Center broke the news this week that the state Department of Taxation and Finance is working on an unincorporated business tax that might allow partners at law firms and investment banks and similar high-paying places to get around the federal limitation on deducting state and local taxes. [Read_more]

School budget voting dwindles | Times Union

“New York’s school districts are receiving record-high levels of aid from Albany to educate fewer students, and our school taxes are still climbing,” said Tim Hoefer, executive director of the Empire Center. [Read_more]

Security upgrades, lower spending among school budget trends | The Post Star

Nearly half of the 669 school districts are proposing tax levy increases that go right up to the cap, according to an analysis by The Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank. A total of 309 districts are at the cap limit. The center claims this fact is evidence that school districts would have proposed higher levy increases without the cap. [Read_more]

Shine some sunlight on this pork | New York Post Editorial

The Empire Center’s Ken Girardin notes that this borrowing forces “future taxpayers to pick up the tab for politicians to win political points today.” [Read_more]