Jobs, Wages & Income

Revitalize New York by Putting People to Work: A Jobs-Based Strategy for Economic Diversification and High-Road Growth

March 13, 2003.  This new 30-page report prepared by FPI for the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Revitalize New York (LCAN) makes the case for a $1 billion Liberty Jobs Program to counteract the massive job losses that New York City has experienced as a result of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Press release, report.… (read more)

Testimony at the Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on Human Services

March 3, 2003. Includes updated tables on TANF block grant spending, minimum wage workers, disposable income of New York SSI recipients, and each county’s public assistance shelter allowance as a percent of its Fair Market Rent. Testimony >>(read more)

Testimony at the Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on Taxes and Economic Development

February 26, 2003. Presented by FPI’s Frank Mauro. Testimony >>(read more)

Meeting New York City’s Fiscal and Economic Challenges in 2003

February 12, 2003. Released at FPI’s annual budget briefing, this analysis is based on Mayor Bloomberg’s January 28 Financial Plan for FY 2003-2007. Presentation >>(read more)

Taxes, Government Services and Jobs

February 12, 2003.  A short summary of the academic literature on this subject, and a critique of the New York State and New York City “tax impact” models prepared by the Beacon Hill Institute for the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute.… (read more)

Time to get rid of the LMDC

January 27, 2003. An op ed in the New York Daily News by David Dyssegaard Kallick. Read >> (read more)

Management and Accountability Issues Pertaining to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s New York City Transit Operations

January 17, 2003. Testimony by Matthew T. Mitchell before the Transportation Committee of the Council of the City of New York. Testimony >>(read more)

Tale of Two Recessions: The Current Slowdown in New York City Compared to the Early 1990s

December 3, 2002. A report by James Parrott and Oliver Cooke. Report >>(read more)

Why Did New York Workers Lose Ground in the 1990s?

November 25, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Moshe Adler refutes the assertion that the increase in poverty and the decrease in median family income in New York City during the 1990s were due to immigration.  Regional Labor Review, Fall 2002. Study >> (read more)

Private Educational Services and Child Day Care Services in New York City: Trends and Issues

October 31, 2002. A labor market profile prepared for the NYC Employment and Training Coalition by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)