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E.J. McMahon

Edmund J. McMahon is Empire Center's founder and a senior fellow.

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Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has unveiled a new proposal for constitutionally curbing the state’s seemingly uncontrollable appetite for borrowing. Read More

Hochul’s agenda mostly sidesteps health care

Governor Hochul gave health care surprisingly little attention in her State of the State speech on Tuesday – a sign that taking on dysfunction in one-sixth of the state's economy ranks low on her list of priorities. Read More

In State Budgeting, Process Matters

At a panel event in Albany being hosted by the tomorrow morning, The Empire Center’s EJ McMahon and other budget experts and observers will discuss the timely topic of state budget process reform. Read More

Federal omnibus deal has big implications for New York Medicaid

The big spending bill heading for a vote in Washington this week would scramble the outlook for Medicaid in next year's state budget, mostly for the better. The $1.7 trillion federa Read More

Albany’s Underbaked, Overdue Budget Update Finally Arrives

The Hochul Administration has finally released an overdue budget report—which, on first look, shows the state's fiscal outlook virtually unchanged.  Read More

OVERDUE: Governor’s key budget update

Governor Hochul’s budget office has yet to release the statutorily required mid-year financial plan update of the state’s fiscal outlook. Read More

The Inflation Tax Paid by New York State Filers

With inflation rampaging, the seven-percent increase in key federal tax code thresholds is the biggest one-year hike since key aspects of the IRS code were indexed to inflation. Read More

State Budget Back in the Red

Historically large budgetary surpluses inherited by Governor Hochul are now just a memory with New York facing projected gaps of $13.7 Billion Read More

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