Reports

Shifting Shares by Bill Hammond |  | Reports

This issue brief explores the financial considerations and policy challenges associated with eliminating the local Medicaid share and reviews the options for implementing a state takeover. [Read_more]

Taylor Made | Reports

Marking the Taylor Law's 50th anniversary, this paper reviews the background of the law and highlights provisions and precedents in need of state legislative reform. [Read_more]

Profit Potential by Bill Hammond |  | Reports

This report finds no evidence that ownership restrictions have produced a public benefit in terms of the quality, cost or accessibility of hospital care. [Read_more]

School Districts Pushing the Limit, 2018-19 | Press Releases, Reports

Nearly half of the 669 school districts seeking voter approval for budgets on Tuesday, May 15 are presenting spending plans that would increase property taxes as high as the 2011 property tax cap law allows, according to an analysis released today by the Empire Center for Public Policy. [Read_more]

Exploring NY’s top-heavy PIT base (2018 update) by E.J. McMahon |  | Reports

Nearly two-thirds of New York State’s tax receipts are now generated by the personal income tax, or PIT. As a result, the state is very heavily reliant on highest-earning 1 percent of New York taxpayers—whose effective income tax rates have increased sharply under the new federal tax law capping state and local tax (SALT) deductions. [Read_more]
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