The Smart Schools grant-making process has been sluggish and haphazard, reflecting the program’s overly broad standards and goals.
This month’s setbacks for New York’s healthcare system were largely driven by flaws in the ACA, not by attacks on the law from President Trump or Republicans in Congress.
With some minor variations, the state Labor Department's jobs report for July is almost a repeat of the previous month's numbers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wealthiest New Yorkers should "chip in a little extra"—a mere $800 million in higher income taxes, or an average of $25,000 per affected household—to pay for subway improvements and transit fare subsidies. But given Washington's tax reform agenda, de Blasio's latest soak-the-rich tax hike proposal is badly timed.
The scheduled return of an Obamacare tax on insurance premiums in 2018 would cost New Yorkers $1.1 billion in the first year, according to an industry-sponsored report published this week.
New York State's unfunded liability for other post-employment benefits (OPEB) grew to $87.3 billion in fiscal 2017, a $9.4 billion increase over the previous year, according to a disclosure in the state Budget Division's just-released Financial Plan Update for the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
A technical change in how Medicare compensates hospitals for treating the poor and uninsured has drawn a heated response from Governor Andrew Cuomo that demands clarification.
New York’s hospitals are lagging the nation in the push to reduce readmission rates, newly released federal data show.
If President Trump follows through on a threat to halt Obamacare’s “cost-sharing reduction” program, New York has more to lose than almost any other state.
Besides having the country's highest per-pupil PreK-12 spending, every New York school district spent more than the national average on a per-pupil basis.
Citing the danger of "never-ending contracts," Rhode Island's governor has vetoed a law similar to New York's Triborough Amendment.
Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo staged a series of upstate ribbon-cutting events at which he again touted the region's economic progress. Today came something of a reality check: the monthly state Labor Department jobs report, which showed weak year-to-year private employment growth in upstate's largest metro areas.