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In this episode of Messages of Necessity, Cam Macdonald, Adjunct Fellow at the Empire Center, and Ken Girardin, Research Director at the Empire Center, discuss the recent school budget votes and the electrification of school buses across New York Sta Read More

In this episode of "Messages of Necessity", Kyle Davis, Director of Public Affairs at the Empire Center, and Cam MacDonald, Adjunct Fellow, delve into recent developments. They begin by dissecting the latest ruling on Proposition 1 and how the rule o Read More

In this episode of Messages of Necessity, Ken Girardin and Bill Hammond dissect the latest NYS budget, focusing on healthcare, education, and budgetary trends. They offer valuable insights into the allocations and their implications for New Yorkers. Read More

In this episode of Messages of Necessity, Kyle Davis, Director of Public Affairs at the Empire Center, has a conversation with the organization's new Executive Director, Zilvinas Silenas (also known as Z). Together, they delve into Silenas's backgrou Read More

In this episode of "Messages of Necessity," Cam Macdonald and Ken Girardin dive into the contentious debate surrounding New York's public pensions. Unraveling myths and confronting harsh realities, they analyze the union's arguments for retroactively Read More

In this episode of Messages of Necessity, Danyela Souza Egorov, Project Director of Parent PowerED NY, interviews Arthur Samuels, co-founder of MESA Charter High School. Since its establishment in 2013, MESA has boasted a remarkable 90% graduation ra Read More

Join Ken Girardin, Director of Research at the Empire Center, and Kyle Davis, Director of Public Affairs, as they explore the findings of Ken's latest report, "Green Guardrails". Discover the significant costs outlined in the report, with projecti Read More

In this episode of Messages of Necessity, Ken Girardin and E.J. McMahon from the Empire Center discuss New York's taxpayer-funded subsidies for film and television production. Together, they examine the findings of an independent study commissioned b Read More