E.J. McMahon joined Liz Benjamin on “Capital Tonight” to discuss the upstate economy and why the state’s current policies aren’t turning things around. Click here to watch the interview.

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The good, the bad and the ugly in Cuomo’s budget

“We are at the early stages of what shapes up as the biggest state and city fiscal crisis since the Great Depression,” said E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center. “Borrowing and short-term cuts aside, the budget doesn’t chart any clear path out of it.” Read More

Economic Experts Discuss Long-Term Impacts of Coronavirus

"My prediction for now is this is going to be the most severe and prolonged fiscal crisis New York state and its local governments have seen, really since the Great Depression when government did not operate at the scale it now operates," Empire Center Research Director E.J. McMahon said. Read More

Soon it will be the 1950s again as enrollment continues to drop in New York schools

Mount Morris had the highest increase among any district outside of New York City, according to a report released Tuesday by The Empire Center for Public Policy in Albany. Read More

Report: Enrollment In New York State Schools Lowest Since Early 1990s

According to a report from the Empire Center released Wednesday, public school enrollment statewide for the 2018-2019 school year has decreased to levels not seen since the early 1990s. The last school year saw a drop alone of 30,338 pupils from the previous school year. Read More

New research shows New York public schools have the lowest enrollment in decades

SYRACUSE, NY — Public school enrollment in New York is lower than it’s been since the early 90s, according to data compiled over a 10 year period by the Empire Center, a public policy non-profit organization in Albany. Read More

Public school enrollment is increasing in New York City, report finds

The report -- released Tuesday by Empire Center, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Albany -- found that 100 districts in the state’s nearly 700 public school districts had increased enrollment from 2008-2009 to 2018-2019, including New York City’s five boroughs. Read More

NY public schools have lowest enrollment in decades: study

Where have all the kids gone? The number of students enrolled in New York state public schools is the lowest recorded in 30 years, a new Empire Center for Public Policy study released Tuesday reveals. Read More

New tenant protections likely for Capital Region

"You don't need to throw another regulatory obstacle on upstate New York," said E.J. McMahon, research director for the fiscally conservative Empire Center for Public Policy. Read More

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