Do Tax Increases in New York City Cause a Loss of Jobs?

February 2, 2002. A review of the evidence, by Moshe Adler, Oliver Cook, and James Parrott. Published in State Tax Notes. (A preliminary version of this analysis was presented for review and comment, December 2001.)… (read more)

Balancing New York State’s 2002-2003 Budget in a Fair and Balanced Manner

January 23, 2002. A critical assessment of federal, state and local policy options. FPI’s three budget reports:

Also distributed at the briefing: a group press release, below, and an updated edition of the State of Working (read more)

The State of Our Schools: The Effect of the “Bare-Bones” Budget on New York School Districts

January 8, 2002. The Fiscal Policy Institute did the data analysis for this new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. It shows that 81% of New York State’s school children are in school districts that are getting less state aid per pupil this year than last year, when adjusted for inflation.  Also see:  Impact of the 2001-2002 Bare Bones Budget County by County.

Update: April 17, 2002.… (read more)

Tax Breaks Won’t Help, Public Investment Will

December 12, 2001. An op ed in the New York Daily News on the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, by David Dyssegaard Kallick and James Parrott.

The newly appointed Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp. will meet for the first time next week. When it does, it needs to begin work, in an open process, on a plan to increase the attractiveness of lower Manhattan through public investments, not tax incentives.

Before the mayoral election, politicians and establishment leaders of all stripes seemed … (read more)

Welfare Reform and Social Indicators – New York City

December 7, 2001. These fact sheets were distributed at the GULP/FPI TANF Reauthorization Forum held in New York City today. See also the summary data sheet for New York City’s five counties and the summary data sheet for Congressional districts 5-18.

COUNTIES County-specific data for New York City’s counties can be found on these summary sheets. Bronx Kings New York Queens Richmond CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS Data from the Census Bureau’s 2000 Supplementary Survey for NYC Congressional Districts. 5th Congressional District… (read more)

Economic Impact of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks and Strategies for Economic Rebirth and Resurgence

December 6, 2001. Testimony by James A. Parrott, FPI Chief Economist, before the New York State Assembly Committee on Economic Development and Committee on Small Business. Testimony >>(read more)

Preliminary Analysis: Do Tax Increases in New York City Cause a Loss of Jobs?

December 5, 2001. Moshe Adler, Oliver Cook and James Parrott presented this review of the evidence at the New York State Network for Economic Research conference for review and comment. (The analysis was published in State Tax Notes in February 2002.)… (read more)

TANF Reauthorization

November 30, 2001. Comments from FPI submitted to the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also see:

  • Welfare reform and social indicators: county-specific data (fall 2001) and NYC data (December 7, 2001). These fact sheets show (1) trends in poverty and other social and economic indicators since the advent of welfare reform and (2) changes in the use of temporary assistance, medicaid and food stamps during this period.
  • FPI presentation: TANF Reauthorization (November 2001).
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Budget Cuts vs. Tax Increases – What’s Better for the State’s Economy?

November 6, 2001. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new paper, Budget Cuts vs. Tax Increases at the State Level: Is One More Counter-Productive than the Other During a Recession? By Joseph Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Peter Orszag of the Brooking Institute. Read the Paper >>


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World Trade Center Job Impacts Take a Heavy Toll on Low-Wage Workers

November 5, 2001. Occupational and  wage implications of job losses related to the September 11 World Trade Center attack. Report >>(read more)