Stimulating the Economy

January 29, 2008. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes monthly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section. Article >>

The advantages of a career pathways job training program

January 24, 2008. Statement of Trudi Renwick, Senior Economist Before the Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education. Such a program would contribute to a comprehensive strengthening of New York’s postsecondary education system.

Family’s experiment with welfare grant shows need for a boost in funding

January 22, 2008. A letter to the editor by FPI senior economist Trudi Renwick, Albany Times-Union.

What to Know Before Analyzing the State Budget

January 20, 2008. This brief provides information about the state’s economy, its finances, and three policy issues (property taxes, economic development and economic security) that are sure to receive significant attention during this year’s budget debates. It also touches on the federal stimulus package now being debated in Washington, and how that package may help or hurt in the balancing of the state budget.

New York State’s Economic and Budget Outlook for 2008-2009

January 15, 2008. Economic and fiscal context for the 2008-2009 Executive Budget, including an analysis of the property tax crisis and alternative property tax relief mechanisms. Briefing book >>

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