2011

Fiscal Reality: Real Solutions for New York’s Budget Crisis

January 19, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Indypendent.… (read more)

As Incomes Gap Widens, New York Grows Apart

January 18, 2011. An article by James Parrott, FPI’s deputy director and chief economist, who writes regularly for Gotham Gazette’s Economy section. Article >>(read more)

Wall St. Wealthy Must Do Part: Budget Cuts Alone Won’t Solve State’s Problems

January 14, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Chief-Leader.… (read more)

Brooklyn Labor Market Review – Winter 2011

January 10, 2011. This study commissioned by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce shows that the borough was a leader citywide in job creation despite the ongoing recession. The diversity of Brooklyn’s economy coupled with growth in healthcare, retail, food service, professional services and administrative sectors helped the borough remain stable in 2009 and gain jobs in 2010. Employment growth surpassed projections. Report >>(read more)

Fiscal Reality: Practical options for New York’s budget

January 3, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Clarion. A balanced approach to balancing the state budget includes identifying additional revenues – not just cutting critical services – particularly at a time when need has been elevated by the lingering recession. Government spending is inextricably tied to prospects for economic recovery. Steep cuts will worsen unemployment.… (read more)

Across the state, socioeconomic disparities need to be reduced

January 2, 2011. An op ed by Frank Mauro, Albany Times Union.… (read more)

New York Shouldn’t Look to Massachusetts as a Model for Property Tax Reform

May 25, 2010. With Governor Cuomo proposing a rigid cap on property taxes based on Massachusetts’ Proposition 2½, this 2010 update of a landmark report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities should be must reading for New York policymakers. This report describes the problems the cap has created in Massachusetts and explains why the impact could be even more severe in New York. Among the key lessons of the Massachusetts experience:

  • A tax cap won’t make government services
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Immigration News Coverage Archive 2011

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