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Minimum Wage Hikes Boosted Earnings Without Job Loss: Low-income Families Reap Benefits as Intended

May 18, 1998. New from the Fiscal Policy Institute:

Press release

“The minimum wage increases that took effect in 1996 and 1997 did exactly what they were supposed to do: More than a half million New York workers got a raise, with most of the benefits going to low-income families,” said Frank Mauro, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), a progressive think tank based in Latham, NY, that is supported by labor unions, foundations, religious organizations and a … (read more)

A taxing question: Free lunch or fair deal?

March 29, 1998. Counterpoint: “Only businesses would benefit from the changes,” by Frank J. Mauro, Times Union. One of a pair of op eds, with the opposite point of view taken by Daniel B. Walsh of the Business Council.… (read more)

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Corporate Tax Policy and the Right to Know: Improving State Tax Policymaking by Enhancing Legislative and Public Access

December 1993. A report prepared for the Fiscal Policy Institute by Richard D. Pomp, the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut’s School of Law and the former Executive Director of New York State’s Legislative Tax Study Commission.… (read more)

The TANF Emergency Contingency Fund: How New York Could Use It

August 11, 2009. Part III – How New York Could Use the TANF Emergency Contingency Fund – is the third of a series of briefs that looks into the rules governing the new Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF), reviews New York’s experience with the regular Contingency Fund, and explores the situations under which New York may qualify for ECF funds.

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