Reforms should make IDAs more accountable

May 6, 2007. An op ed by Adrianne Shropshire and James Parrott. Albany Times Union.(read more)

Pre-K Investment Yields Bonuses for Children, Families, Communities and State and Federal Government

May 3, 2007. A new study from the Economic Policy Institute, Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation, was co-released in New York by FPI and Winning Beginning New York. The question asked is whether pre-K pays for itself – and the answer is remarkable. Pre-K pays for itself not once, not twice, but 12 times over! New York press release >>(read more)

Strike a new deal, now: City and state must demand better pay for building staff in corporate retention pacts

April 30, 2007. An op ed by James Parrott and Bill Thompson. New York Daily News.(read more)

Jittery Wall Street, Calm City?

April 16, 2007. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, in the Gotham Gazette. Article >>(read more)

The Underground Economy in New York City’s Affordable Housing Construction Industry

April 15, 2007. This examination of  the affordable housing construction industry reveals evidence of a huge underground economy in which thousands of workers are paid off the books or misclassified as independent contractors. The results include widespread employer evasion of payroll taxes and social insurance premiums, and the undercutting of wage and benefit standards.

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Taxpayers Likely to Pay the AMT in Tax Year 2007 Under Current Law, By State

April 9, 2007. Data from Citizens for Tax Justice.… (read more)

How to fix the income gap

April 9, 2007. A letter to the editor by James Parrott. New York Times.(read more)

Budget conference committee reports – 2007

March 30, 2007. So far:

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Tax Cuts: Myths and Realities

March 20, 2007. This report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities debunks eight tax-cut myths.… (read more)

Get one return, reap tax dollars

March 19, 2007. An op ed by James Parrott. Crains.(read more)