Category: Reports

Nearly two-thirds of New York State’s tax receipts are now generated by the personal income tax, or PIT, which relies disproportionately on the highest-earning one percent of New York taxpayers. This paper presents charts and tables highlighting notable trends in state PIT data in light of proposals to extend or increase the state’s so-called “millionaire tax,” along with scheduled PIT rate reductions in tax brackets below the highest income levels. Read More

The Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) began as an effort to bring market-driven efficiency to New York’s hospital industry, but has evolved into little more than a revenue source. Read More

New York's new Clean Energy Standard has three major shortcomings: high cost, questionable feasibility and low impact. Read More

The 2015-16 edition of What They Make, the Empire Center’s annual report on public payrolls, New York taxpayers to compare this key element of local government costs around the state. Read More

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