New York City: The Economic and Fiscal Aftershocks of September 11th

July 17, 2002. A powerpoint presentation by James Parrott reviewing FPI’s analysis of the impacts of the World Trade Center disaster and how that analysis has been used by FPI and by other organizations, both public and private.… (read more)

Minimum Wage Update

June 26, 2002. The purchasing power of the current $5.15 per hour minimum wage is well below that of the 1960s and 1970s. From its peak in 1968, the purchasing power of the minimum wage has declined over 36 percent. Graphs.… (read more)

Sector-Based Strategies for Economic Development

June 25, 2002. Testimony by James A. Parrott, Ph.D., before the New York City Council Economic Development Committee. Testimony >> (read more)

Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research in New York City

June 25, 2002. Over 50 researchers and economic development practitioners participated in this conference on sectoral research hosted by the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Consortium for Worker Education and the CUNY Graduate Center. Prepared by FPI staff for distribution at the meeting: NYC Sectoral Research Bibliography, with citations to 59 studies in 12 sectors including health care, apparel manufacturing, and tourism. Participants, agenda.

Also see the August 26 report, Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis, … (read more)

Escalating Prescription Drug Costs – The Reality and Options for Reform

June 17, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the New York State AFL-CIO Task Force on Prescription Drugs.… (read more)

Immigrant Workers Displaced by the September 11th World Trade Center Attacks

June 5, 2002. FPI prepared this brief for the New York Immigration Coalition.… (read more)

Health Care Industry: Trends and Issues

June 4, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

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 … (read more)

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.

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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 … (read more)