A total of $5.2 billion in pension payments were made in calendar year 2021 to 152,000 members of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) Read More
The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) places New York communities at risk of devastating blackouts due to insufficient electricity levels Read More
After the New York State Court of Appeals declared both the congressional and senate maps void, the Empire Center for Public Policy is submitting its set of maps Read More
More than 300 employees were paid at least $100,000 in overtime and at least 734 earned more in overtime than in regular pay at the MTA last year Read More
Chazy Hardware had only one electric generator in stock when a 1998 ice storm left much of northern New York state without power for days. The store's owners found more in Vermont and resold them for a premium to cover its extra costs, little knowing Read More
Public Service Commissioner John Howard recently warned that the state’s climate-action scheme will cost New Yorkers “hundreds of billions of dollars” Read More
For the second consecutive time, a court-appointed special master will handle New York’s congressional redistricting. Read More
Hochul’s first budget rewards unions at taxpayers’ expense — and sets the state on the road to insolvency
New Yorkers are aghast that the Buffalo Bills stadium deal, which will fill the pockets of a wealthy NFL team owner with their tax dollars, is in the state budget the Legislature just adopted. Read More
For 20 straight years, the New York state budget was late — stretching well past the April 1 deadline, sometimes even into summer or fall. That streak was broken in 2011. It was then that lawmakers in Albany assured New Yorkers that the days of thr Read More
Presented to the Senate Aging Committee May 3, 2022 Read More
James Hanley addresses the costs and benefits of the CLCPA, and the growing risk to resource reliability on the New York electrical grid. Read More
Presented to the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committees February 16, 2022 Governor Hochul’s budget plan is buoyed by a revenue surge attributable Read More
Governor Hochul’s budget proposal is surprisingly quiet about New York’s most far-reaching and expensive public policy, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Read More
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