The Empire Center, a fiscal watchdog think tank, says the blame should be carried by the administration itself and the poor decision surrounding Medicaid spending in the last two years. Meanwhile, it’s not entirely clear what the plan is for closing the gap, other than delaying billions of dollars in spending. Read More
Month: June 2019
“This is the toughest budget that Cuomo has faced partly because he had bigger gaps when he took office, but he also had more political capital,” Bill Hammond of the Empire Center, told the New York Post. Read More
"Thanks to Medicaid over-spending, New York’s state budget gaps have blown up to their highest levels since the Great Recession," wrote E.J. McMahon, founder of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank in Albany. Read More
“This is the toughest budget that Cuomo has faced partly because he had bigger gaps when he took office, but he also had more political capital,” said Bill Hammond of the fiscally conservative Empire Center. Read More
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
New York’s most comprehensive online database of state and local government union contracts has been updated with the latest collective bargaining agreements for local teachers, police and firefighters on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Read More
Medicaid and other healthcare issues dominated the most-read posts on the Empire Center's NYTorch blog in 2019—a year that's ended under the shadow of a major state Medicaid budget overrun first disclosed on this site. Read More
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