Tax & Budget

Budget Alert: New York State’s 2003-2004 Budget Outlook

October 19, 2002. By Frank Mauro.

Late last month while discussing a broad range of topics with the editorial board of The (Troy) Record, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno predicted that New York State faces a budget gap of $8 billion to $10 billion in its 2003-2004 budget.  The magnitude of this prediction is obvious when one focuses on the fact that the state’s tax supported General Fund budget is about $40 billion.  Thus, if Senator Bruno’s prediction is accurate, … (read more)

New York State’s 2003-2004 Budget Outlook

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New York State’s 2003-2004 Budget Outlook

September 26, 2002. Presentation in powerpoint.… (read more)

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)

The Impact of New York State’s Personal Income Tax on Low Income Working Families

February 26, 2002. This report shows that New York has among the lowest income tax burdens in the country for low-income working families. Most of the relief for these families comes from the State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) enacted in 1994. The income tax rate cuts and other changes enacted in 1995 now cost over $5 billion per year but provide very little help to these families. Also see the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities annual report, State (read more)

Testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees’ Joint Public Hearing on Economic Development and Taxation

February 26, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees Joint Public Hearing on Economic Development and Taxation.… (read more)

Testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees’ Joint Public Hearing on Human Services

February 4, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees’ Joint Public Hearing on the Human Services portion of the 2002-2003 Executive Budget. Focuses primarily on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.… (read more)

Do Tax Increases in New York City Cause a Loss of Jobs?

February 2, 2002. A review of the evidence, by Moshe Adler, Oliver Cook, and James Parrott. Published in State Tax Notes. (A preliminary version of this analysis was presented for review and comment, December 2001.)… (read more)

Balancing New York State’s 2002-2003 Budget in a Fair and Balanced Manner

January 23, 2002. A critical assessment of federal, state and local policy options. FPI’s three budget reports:

Also distributed at the briefing: a group press release, below, and an updated edition of the State of Working (read more)

The State of Our Schools: The Effect of the “Bare-Bones” Budget on New York School Districts

January 8, 2002. The Fiscal Policy Institute did the data analysis for this new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. It shows that 81% of New York State’s school children are in school districts that are getting less state aid per pupil this year than last year, when adjusted for inflation.  Also see:  Impact of the 2001-2002 Bare Bones Budget County by County.

Update: April 17, 2002.… (read more)