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The Empire Center for Public Policy, Inc. is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Albany, New York.



Our mission: Make New York a better place to live and work by promoting public policy reforms grounded in free-market principles, personal responsibility, and the ideals of effective and accountable government.



Here you can listen to podcast versions of our public events we host on pertinent topics surrounding New York State politics.

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The Empire Center for Public Policy, Inc. is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Albany, New York.



Our mission: Make New York a better place to live and work by promoting public policy reforms grounded in free-market principles, personal responsibility, and the ideals of effective and accountable government.



Here you can listen to podcast versions of our public events we host on pertinent topics surrounding New York State politics.

    NY’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Toll: Did State Policy Make it Worse?

    NY’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Toll: Did State Policy Make it Worse?

    Empire Center's E.J. McMahon talks with Bill Hammond about New York's nursing home polices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    How could the MTA keep more token booths open?

    How could the MTA keep more token booths open?

    E.J. and I had a podcast chat this morning to run through some of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)'s 2009 payroll data, released last week by the Empire Center's seethroughny.net. The data show that last year, the MTA's 74,708 workers...

    The Acme Health Insurance Corp.

    The Acme Health Insurance Corp.

    Classic cartoon characters have an entertaining knack for suspending the basic laws of physics–for example, when Wile E. Coyote propels....

    What’s next for Wall Street

    What’s next for Wall Street

    With the city comptroller’s office now projecting a loss of 35,000 jobs in New York-based investment banking and other financial....

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