Month: August 2021
The December 6 meeting of the Climate Action Council made one thing clear – the Council has no intention of figuring out how much the state’s headlong rush to renewable energy will cost New York utility customers. 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
Governor Hochul is promising to reform the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) in the wake of negative publicity arising from its role in the controversy over former Governor Cuomo’s book deal for “American Crisis.” It’s the latest incident to put JCOPE under the spotlight in its ten-year history. Read More
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
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