February 6, 2012. Testimony presented by Frank Mauro, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute,to the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways & Means Committees’ Public Hearing on the 2012-2013 Executive Budget.
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January 31, 2012. The Fiscal Policy Institute’s 22nd annual budget briefing. Briefing book >>
January 31, 2012. Lawmakers, tax experts and advocates gathered to urge that corporate tax loopholes be closed, pointing to a recent report from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Corporate Tax Dodging In the 50 States, 2008-2010, which reveals glaring inequities in the way that businesses are taxed (or not taxed). Working from the principles of enforcement, fairness, and transparency, the their taxes, reforming the state’s Corporate Alternate Minimum Tax,… (read more)
January 19, 2012. A briefing document by James A. Parrott, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute.
January 12, 2012. Governor Cuomo emphasizes the need to close loopholes. This column by Frank Mauro – excerpt below – was published by 99% New York.
Delivering on this objective will require an unbiased review of the litany of tax breaks that have enacted over the years in the name of economic development. Which ones actually create jobs and which ones do not? Which ones should be retained intact, which ones should be repealed, and which ones should… (read more)
Coalition calls on Governor and Legislature to close corporate tax loopholes and level the playing field for small business
January 9, 2012. A coalition of community, labor, student, faith and Occupy organizations gathered to release a list of corporate tax dodgers and to announce their campaign to bring fairness and transparency to New York’s corporate tax system. The group, which formed last year to work on the “millionaires tax” and personal income tax reform, is calling on Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to close corporate tax loopholes, thereby raising over one billion dollars for this year’s state budget. The… (read more)
December 5, 2011. Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s call for a tax system that is fairer and more affordable while helping to put more New Yorkers back to work, this report presents a “top 1%” progressive income tax plan. The plan raises less revenue than the current “millionaires tax,” but enough revenue to avoid job-killing budget cuts, make job-creating investments, and provide middle class tax relief. The proposed progressive bracket structure would apply to taxpayers with incomes above $665,000, the… (read more)
December 4, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott and Frank Mauro, New York Daily News. New York is in a state of inequality. But we can balance the budget, provide real middle class tax relief and a boost to job creation, all through sensible income tax reform.
December 2, 2011. A presentation by James Parrott at the Center for Working Families’ 2011 NYS policy conference: Good Ideas in Hard and Exciting Times: Policies for New York’s 99%. The last two slides show the overall regressivity of the New York State and New York City tax systems.
October 11, 2011. Enhanced MTA investments could create good jobs and bolster New York’s recovery. While unemployment news remains bleak across the state and country, a recently released white paper, Building New York’s Future: Creating Jobs and Business Opportunities Through Mass Transit Investments, points to the benefits of a broad transit manufacturing strategy. A new group – Building New York’s Future – has formed with the mission of developing and implementing a mass-transit related economic development strategy, building political… (read more)