The Empire State has long asserted the right to tax nonresidents commuting to work in New York—even when their work is done at home. The payoff for Albany is huge: as of 2018, newly released state data show, nonresidents generated $7.4 billion in New York State personal income taxes, 15 percent of the total. Most of that came from people who were regular commuters before COVID-19 hit. Read More
In the midst of the constitutional showdown over his pandemic policies, Governor Cuomo made changes to a disputed Brooklyn 'cluster zone' that seemed to contradict his own declared guidelines. Read More
Still struggling to recover from spring pandemic shutdowns, now facing due to a second wave of COVID infections, the last thing New York's economy needs is a state-mandated disincentive to put people back to work. Nonetheless, at the worst possib Read More
New York City schools reopened this fall under terms dictated by the city's teacher and principal unions. Now, as city schools close -- once more at the unions' behest -- the city is left with thousands of extra teache Read More
After , personal income growth matched or exceeded national averages in most parts of New York State in 2019, according to the from the federal Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The 2019 income rebound was most pronounced i Read More
In light of the state government’s “extremely precarious financial position,” New York’s state lawmakers, judges, statewide elected officials and certain gubernatorial appointees should not receive pay raises i Read More
"...the Empire Center is the think tank that spent months trying to pry Covid data out of Mr. Cuomo's government, which offered a series of unbelievable excuses for its refusal to disclose...five months after it (the Empire Center) sued, Team Cuomo finally started coughing up some of the records." -Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2021
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