2002

Tale of Two Recessions: The Current Slowdown in New York City Compared to the Early 1990s

December 3, 2002. A report by James Parrott and Oliver Cooke. Report >>(read more)

Why Did New York Workers Lose Ground in the 1990s?

November 25, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Moshe Adler refutes the assertion that the increase in poverty and the decrease in median family income in New York City during the 1990s were due to immigration.  Regional Labor Review, Fall 2002. Study >> (read more)

The NYS and NYC Budgets

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.
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Private Educational Services and Child Day Care Services in New York City: Trends and Issues

October 31, 2002. A labor market profile prepared for the NYC Employment and Training Coalition by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

Private Social Services in New York City: Trends and Issues

October 31, 2002. Individual and family services and job training/vocational rehabilitation services. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute, based in part on research supported by the Borough of Manhattan Community College under a United States Department of Labor grant. Read the report >>(read more)

Assessment of the Monroe County Department of Social Services and Health Department Altreya Consulting LLC Assessment and Recommendations – Updated Report

October 30, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Trudi Renwick critiques the statistical analyses used by Altreya Consulting LLC for its updated report on the Monroe County Department of Social Services.… (read more)

An Overview of Living Wage Ordinance Initiatives

October 25, 2002. FPI Senior Economist Trudi Renwick gave this presentation at A Living Wage? Perspectives on the effect of minimum wage increases on community economic development, a forum sponsored by Dutchess County Outreach, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-kill, and Vassar College.… (read more)

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

September 26, 2002. PowerPoint presentation >>(read more)

New York State’s 2003-2004 Budget Outlook

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