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.
November 6, 2001. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new paper, Budget Cuts vs. Tax Increases at the State Level: Is One More Counter-Productive than the Other During a Recession? By Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Peter Orszag of the Brooking Institute. Read the Paper >>
August 2001. Click on the county you are interested in to download a PDF file summarizing the impact of the Bare Bones Budget on the school districts in that county.Counties Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Rensselaer Rockland St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan… (read more)
Balancing Revenues, Expenditures and Human Needs in the 21st Century: Assessing New York’s 2001-2002 Executive Budget in Economic, Social and Fiscal Context
January 2001. The Fiscal Policy Institute’s 11th annual budget briefing. Briefing book on the 2001-2002 executive budget >>
Also at this year’s briefing, Michael Mazerov of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities made a presentation: The “Single Sales Factor” Formula for State Corporate Taxes: A Boon to New York Economic Development or a Costly Giveaway?… (read more)
October 29, 2000. Point-counterpoint opinion from FPI’s Frank Mauro and Stephen Kagann, New York State Chief Economist, in the New York Daily News.
It’s a Boon to the Rich By Frank Mauro, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute
Rick Lazio likes to refer to his proposed tax cuts as balanced and fiscally responsible, and says they will “extend economic expansion across New York.” In reality, he fails on all three grounds.
The Lazio tax cuts are not fiscally responsible. Together … (read more)
March 2000. FPI prepares the Budget Process Reform section of Counterbudget, which is coordinated and published each year by SENSES, the Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security. Counterbudget provides an analysis of the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal and its impact on low-income New Yorkers focusing on the programs and policies identified as priority issues by the SENSES network of over 2500 human service, religious, labor, economic development and low-income organizations – issues including economic development, public assistance, health … (read more)
March 2000. FPI prepares the Revenue section of Counterbudget, which is coordinated and published each year by SENSES, the Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security. Counterbudget provides an analysis of the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal and its impact on low-income New Yorkers focusing on the programs and policies identified as priority issues by the SENSES network of over 2500 human service, religious, labor, economic development and low-income organizations – issues including economic development, public assistance, health care, hunger … (read more)
February 14, 2000. FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro takes a look at the revenue side of the 2000-2001 Executive Budget.
Governor George Pataki’s first Executive Budget of the new century avoids some of the most counter productive cuts of his previous budgets. The 2000-2001 Executive Budget, for example, does not propose cuts in Tuition Assistance for the neediest of students, and it avoids what had come to bean annual battle over Medicaid.
BUT this latest Pataki budget fails miserably in … (read more)
Missed Opportunities: Assessing New York’s 2000-2001 Executive Budget in Economic, Social and Fiscal Context
January 25, 2000. The Fiscal Policy Institute’s annual budget briefing:
- State government has begun to address one of New York’s most glaring social disparities (the large and growing number of New Yorkers without health insurance), and it has begun investing in several other areas in which there are significant social investment gaps (such as child care). Unfortunately, it continues to miss the opportunity to use the surpluses generated by the boom on Wall Street and several other factors to do
December 2, 1999. The Fair Budget Campaign issues its third annual “People’s Budget;” a wide range of groups call on Governor and Legislature to InVEST in New York’s “human infrastructure.” Press release:
The Fair Budget Campaign released its third annual People’s Budget today, calling for increased investment in the state’s most valuable resource: its people. The Fair Budget Campaign is a cooperative project of ten statewide organizations that represent religious, senior citizen, community, student, environmental and taxpayer perspectives.
The leaders … (read more)