This paper describes seven core objectives and offers specific policy recommendations toward their accomplishment. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, rather a good place to start work towards an Altered State with a growing economy, a more efficient public sector and new opportunities for an engaged and informed citizenry. Read More
The taxpayer share of pension costs in New York's suburban and upstate school districts will rise by up to $100 million in 2022-23 as a result of actuarial changes approved last week by trustees of NYSTRS. Read More
Much of the material in the state's pandemic stockpile had passed its expiration date when the coronavirus crisis struck in March 2020, according to newly released Health Department records. Read More
In its editorial celebrating Gov. Kathy Hochul’s embrace of a (further) enriched state education aid formula ("A new day for schools," Oct. 19), the Times Union Editorial Board bemoans New York’s "miserly education policy." Miserly? Really? Read More
Despite , the state Health Department continues responding to requests for pandemic data with stalling tactics that became notorious . In one striking example, the department recently responded to the Empire Center’s request for updated nursin Read More
New York's employment recovery slowed to a near halt in the crucial month of September, falling further behind the national growth rate in the 18th full month since the pandemic hit in March 2020, according to and federal monthly job reports. Read More
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