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The Empire Center has updated its online  to reflect the record size of New York’s newly enacted $220.5 billion budget for fiscal 2023. The Spend-O-Meter shows the state government is spending at a rate equivalent to: $6,987.37 per Read More

Overtime pay for state employees rose to nearly $1 billion, and salaries increased by six percent during the 2021 calendar year, according to data posted today to Read More

Governor Hochul’s executive budget mentioned little on the Climate Act — the most far-reaching, expensive and misrepresented public policy in the state, according to the testimony of James Hanley, senior policy analyst at the Empire Center for Public Policy.  Read More

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