Sectoral Approaches to Economic Development Research in New York City

June 25, 2002. Over 50 researchers and economic development practitioners participated in this conference on sectoral research hosted by the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Consortium for Worker Education and the CUNY Graduate Center. Prepared by FPI staff for distribution at the meeting: NYC Sectoral Research Bibliography, with citations to 59 studies in 12 sectors including health care, apparel manufacturing, and tourism. Participants, agenda.

Also see the August 26 report, Key Themes and Issues in Sectoral Analysis, … (read more)

Escalating Prescription Drug Costs – The Reality and Options for Reform

June 17, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the New York State AFL-CIO Task Force on Prescription Drugs.… (read more)

Immigrant Workers Displaced by the September 11th World Trade Center Attacks

June 5, 2002. FPI prepared this brief for the New York Immigration Coalition.… (read more)

Health Care Industry: Trends and Issues

June 4, 2002. A labor market profile prepared by the Fiscal Policy Institute. Read the report >>(read more)

The Labor Community Advocacy Network (LCAN) to Rebuild New York

April 24, 2002. Today LCAN, a broad-based network convened and coordinated by the the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, released an initial policy statement on the rebuilding of New York City. LCAN has been meeting regularly Since October 2001 to hammer out a thoughtful and detailed program for the reconstruction of New York City in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  On April 24, the Network released its initial … (read more)

Pulling Apart: New Studies Find Income Inequality in New York Worst of Any State

April 23, 2002. … and getting worse rather than better; New York has the most unequal income distribution of the 50 states and the situation in the Empire State has gotten much worse over the last two decades. This is among the findings of a new analysis of income trends in the 50 states by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, and a companion state-level report by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

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The State of Our Schools Part 2: The Combined Effect of the “Bare Bones” Budget and the Governor’s Proposed State Aid Freeze

April 17, 2002. FPI’s analysis of the combined effect of the 2001-2002 “Bare Bones” Budget and the Governor’s proposed 2002-2003 state aid freeze on New York State school districts and students was presented in a new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. This analysis shows that under the Governor’s proposed budget, 6 out of 7 school children in the state are in school districts that will receive less aid in 2002-2003 … (read more)

The Employment Impact of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks: Updated Estimates based on the Benchmarked Employment Data

March 8, 2002. On November 5, 2001, the Fiscal Policy Institute released a report, The Economic Impact of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks, estimating that New York City would lose a total of 105,200 jobs in the fourth quarter of 2001 as a result of the WTC attacks. FPI’s estimates were developed through numerous interviews with industry sources supplemented with economic analysis of the city economy and input-output analysis of the multiplier effects. At the time of … (read more)

The Impact of New York State’s Personal Income Tax on Low Income Working Families

February 26, 2002. This report shows that New York has among the lowest income tax burdens in the country for low-income working families. Most of the relief for these families comes from the State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) enacted in 1994. The income tax rate cuts and other changes enacted in 1995 now cost over $5 billion per year but provide very little help to these families. Also see the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities annual report, State (read more)

Testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees’ Joint Public Hearing on Economic Development and Taxation

February 26, 2002. FPI’s testimony before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees Joint Public Hearing on Economic Development and Taxation.… (read more)