A new Empire Center report reveals that the New York Medicaid program now covers more individuals above the poverty line than below it. The government-financed health plan has traditionally focused on the indigent and disabled. Buts its rolls have recently surged to 7.2 million—more than one-third of the state’s population— despite a decline in New York’s poverty rate. Read More
With the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) back in the spotlight, the Empire Center for Public Policy is releasing its own proposal for ethics reform, centered on fixing the structural problems of the Commission and increasing accountability. Read More
Full career police and firemen (those serving 20 or more years) enrolled in New York’s Police and Fire Retirement System (PRFRS) who became eligible to start receiving a pension during 2020 are eligible for an average award of $86,852 annually. Read More
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