Video Taxes

How Bad Is It? Implications of the Federal Tax Law for NY

Special Half-Day Conference

January 24, 2018

The federal tax overhaul passed last month may have enormous impacts in New York and could upend the relationship between the federal government and the states. CBC and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism gathered experts to assess the impact and potential city and state responses in a special half-day conference.

Opening Remarks

  • Robert Mujica
    Director, New York State Division of the Budget
  • Dean Fuleihan
    First Deputy Mayor, City of New York

Panel 1: Where will it hurt (or help)? The likely fiscal impacts for New York

  • Carol Kellermann (moderator)
    President, CBC
  • Howard Cure
    Director of Municipal Bond Credit Research, Evercore Wealth Management
  • Merrill Pond
    Senior Vice President, Partnership for New York City
  • George Sweeting
    Deputy Director, NYC Independent Budget Office
  • Robert Ward
    Deputy Comptroller, Office of the New York State Comptroller

Panel 2: What are the best state and local responses?

  • Greg David (moderator)
    Crain's New York Business and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • E.J. McMahon
    Research Director, Empire Center for Public Policy
  • James Parrott
    Director of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Center for New York City Affairs at The New School
  • Richard Ravitch
    Former Lieutenant Governor, State of New York
  • James Wetzler
    Former Commissioner, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance