2006

One New York: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity

November 20, 2006. One New York: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity is a comprehensive look at the economic and fiscal policy recommendations New York needs to strengthen the economy in each region of the state and to strengthen the middle class.

One New York: full report, executive summary, press release (also below)

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Increasing access to food stamps would boost the New York City Economy

October 17, 2006. Currently, the flow of federal food stamps into New York City – about $1.4 billion annually to nearly 1.1 million people at an average benefit of $110 per person per month – supports 9,600 jobs and $850 million of annual economic activity. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ finds that if access to the program were expanded so that all those eligible were participating, food stamp spending would increase by $355 million. This spending would create 2,300 … (read more)

Financing of the Hudson Yards Project and the Rail Yards Agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

October 10, 2006. Testimony of FPI Deputy Director and Chief Economist James Parrott before the NYC Council Committees on Finance and Transportation. Testimony >>(read more)

New York Makes Real Progress on Health Care Coverage

September 27, 2006. This issue of Fiscal Policy Note$ presents data showing that the portion of the state population without health insurance has fallen from 16.3% in 2000 to 13.5% in 2005. Nevertheless, there are still 2.6 million people in the state who have no health insurance. The share of private sector employees covered by health insurance continued to fall while the portion of the population covered by government programs in New York rose from 27% to 31%. Press release … (read more)

State of Working New York 2006: An Uneven Recovery

September 2, 2006. New York’s recovery has been uneven, with wages yet to rise while worker productivity climbs. Economic and fiscal pressures restrain the rebound for most of upstate; in particular, western New York lags.

  1. Population of New York’s super-regions and region definitions
  2. Population, employment, wages,
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Poverty in New York Fails to Decline Despite Four Years of Economic “Growth”

August 29, 2006. New data suggests the need to reinvigorate efforts to combat poverty: FPI’s analysis of the new poverty, income and health insurance data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Press release with supporting tables >>(read more)

New York’s Big Picture: A Report to the New York Film, Television and Commercial Initiative

August 8, 2006. FPI worked with researchers from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and City and Regional Planning Department on this study of New York’s film, television and commercial production industries. Among the findings: Including direct, indirect and induced effects, the total value added by these industries in New York was an estimated $13.1 billion in 2005, considerably higher than previous estimates of the film sector’s impact. Report >>(read more)

The New York City Industrial Development Agency’s proposal to provide special additional tax breaks to all commercial construction projects in the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan

August 3, 2006.  Testimony presented by James A. Parrott, FPI’s Deputy Director and Chief Economist.… (read more)

State Policies and Their Impact on Local Property Tax Rates, with a Critique of the STAR Program

July 7, 2006. An excerpt from FPI’s 2006-2007 budget briefing book. Read the brief >>(read more)

99 Percent of New Yorkers Lose Under Bush “Tax and Borrow” Fiscal Policies

June 28, 2006. FPI’s release of a new report by Citizens for Tax Justice with state-specific data.… (read more)