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]

The Cost of Cures by Bill Hammond |  | Reports

This report explores recent trends in New York’s Medicaid drug spending, the forces behind them, and how they fit into the national context. [Read_more]

The Janus Stakes by Ken Girardin |  | Reports

This report provides an overview of the current landscape of union representation, finances, lobbying and political activity in New York State. It concludes with recommendations designed to strengthen the rights of government workers and the oversight of union nances that are ultimately derived from taxpayer-funded salaries. [Read_more]

NY out-migration tops 1 million by E.J. McMahon |  | Reports

New York lost another 190,508 residents to other states, bringing the state's total domestic migration change since 2010 to a net loss of more than 1 million people. [Read_more]
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