May 7, 2009. Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor and Committee on Contracts. “Contracting in” offers budget savings and efficiency while promoting better quality jobs for New Yorkers. To pursue these goals, the Council should consider reforms to the contracting process and decision-making.… (read more)
March 23, 2005. Testimony presented by FPI’s Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott to the New York City Charter Revision Commission. This testimony deals with the Charter Commission’s interest in determining if any of the expiring provisions of the New York State Financial Emergency Act for the City of New York should be incorporated into the New York City Charter.… (read more)
March 22, 2005. Testimony by FPI Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott at a hearing of the City Council. This testimony deals with the discovery of the fact that Mayor Bloomberg and several of his predecessors have been spending some PILOT payment revenues without appropriations by the City Council. Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s veto message explaining his June 9, 2005, veto City Council legislation requiring greater accountability in the expenditure of PILOT revenues. Testimony >>… (read more)
November 25, 2002. New from FPI: the New York City 2003-2004 budget outlook, based on Mayor Bloomberg’s November 14, 2002, Financial Plan Update. Briefing materials on the state budget:
- New York State’s 2003-2004 Budget Outlook – a budget alert originally released October 19 and a presentation released September 26,
- Listing of new tax cuts taking effect in 2002, 2003 and thereafter.