City & Region

Empire Center recognized for exposing nursing home coverup

In recognition of the importance of government transparency, the Empire Center has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 Bob Williams Award for Most Influential Research for its role in exposing the coverup of thousands of COVID-related deaths among New York’s


WARREN: Opportunity in the American Rescue Plan

BY PETER WARREN Some New York local governments are soliciting input from residents as they decide how to spend billions in pandemic emergency dollars earmarked in March under the $2.1 trillion federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). It’s a chance to shore

State Budget

Seeking bigger federal handout, Cuomo proposes record budget

BY E.J. McMAHON Somewhere within that vast fog bank of a FY 2022 Executive Budget that Governor Cuomo began to roll out today is a structural budget gap, opened during the pandemic recession and temporarily obscured by piles of federal cash that