Looking ahead to next year’s Tax Day by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

The interactive map on this page depicts how the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will affect New Yorkers in two different adjusted gross income (AGI) ranges: $75,000 to $100,000, and $100,000 to $200,000.

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.

NY’s unsavory new budget by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

Last week's New York state budget approval process was even more rushed, secretive, confused and sloppy than usual—stretching through Good Friday and the first night of Passover into the predawn hours of Saturday, March 31—all in the name of meeting an ultimately inconsequential April 1 "deadline" for the start of the new fiscal year.

The budget’s big gift to unions by Ken Girardin | | NY Torch

Buried in the state budget bills rushing towards passage under cover of Passover, Good Friday evening and the coming Easter holiday is the top item on the New York government unions’ wish list—a provision designed to trap public employees into paying union dues.

Still more capital pork in budget by E.J. McMahon | | NY Torch

New York's Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo are shoveling yet another $475 million into the biggest, murkiest, pork-barrel slush fund Albany (and perhaps any state capital) has ever seen.