The Labor Community Advocacy Network (LCAN) to Rebuild New York

April 24, 2002. Today LCAN, a broad-based network convened and coordinated by the the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, released an initial policy statement on the rebuilding of New York City. LCAN has been meeting regularly Since October 2001 to hammer out a thoughtful and detailed program for the reconstruction of New York City in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  On April 24, the Network released its initial policy statement on the rebuilding of New York City. See the 46-page policy statement or the 8-page executive summary.


Pulling Apart: New Studies Find Income Inequality in New York Worst of Any State

April 23, 2002. … and getting worse rather than better; New York has the most unequal income distribution of the 50 states and the situation in the Empire State has gotten much worse over the last two decades. This is among the findings of a new analysis of income trends in the 50 states by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, and a companion state-level report by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

The State of Our Schools Part 2: The Combined Effect of the “Bare Bones” Budget and the Governor’s Proposed State Aid Freeze

April 17, 2002. FPI’s analysis of the combined effect of the 2001-2002 “Bare Bones” Budget and the Governor’s proposed 2002-2003 state aid freeze on New York State school districts and students was presented in a new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. This analysis shows that under the Governor’s proposed budget, 6 out of 7 school children in the state are in school districts that will receive less aid in 2002-2003 under the Governor’s proposed budget than they received in 2000-2001 after adjusting for inflation.

Earlier: January 8, 2002.

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