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New York public school enrollment: back to 1989-90 levels, and still falling

When public schools across the Empire State open their doors for 2018-19, pupil enrollment will be at its lowest level in nearly 30 years.

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What They Make 2017-18

Local government is a labor-intensive business, and employee compensation is the single biggest element of most municipal budgets.

Empire IdeasView All

Empire Ideas is a series of policy papers focusingĀ on topics of concern to local governments. Our goal in this project is to help elected officials, local taxpayer groups, community associations and concerned taxpayers explore ways of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of local government.

Data View All

Empire Center's Data section now includes over 50 different data sets in seven categories that measure and rank New York's state and local taxes, spending, debt and economic competitiveness.