“Fiscal analyst calls NY deficit exaggerated”

January 22, 2011. Newsday’s Michael Amon blogs about some telling comments from Frank Mauro with respect to one estimate of the growth in state spending. Spin Cycle: Fiscal analyst calls NY deficit exaggerated.

What do the new Census population numbers tell us about New York’s economy?

January 20, 2011. This data brief, a response to claims that the Census figures depict New York’s economic decline, considers the Census population numbers in relation to other measures of New York State’s relative economic performance over the past decade. The brief is first in a series – Numbers that Count – presenting and analyzing new data on New York’s economy.

Fiscal Reality: Real Solutions for New York’s Budget Crisis

January 19, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Indypendent.

As Incomes Gap Widens, New York Grows Apart

January 18, 2011. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes regularly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section. Article >>

Wall St. Wealthy Must Do Part: Budget Cuts Alone Won’t Solve State’s Problems

January 14, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Chief-Leader.

Brooklyn Labor Market Review – Winter 2011

January 10, 2011. This study commissioned by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce shows that the borough was a leader citywide in job creation despite the ongoing recession. The diversity of Brooklyn’s economy coupled with growth in healthcare, retail, food service, professional services and administrative sectors helped the borough remain stable in 2009 and gain jobs in 2010. Employment growth surpassed projections. Report >>

Fiscal Reality: Practical options for New York’s budget

January 3, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Clarion. A balanced approach to balancing the state budget includes identifying additional revenues – not just cutting critical services – particularly at a time when need has been elevated by the lingering recession. Government spending is inextricably tied to prospects for economic recovery. Steep cuts will worsen unemployment.

Across the state, socioeconomic disparities need to be reduced

January 2, 2011. An op ed by Frank Mauro, Albany Times Union.

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