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December 12, 2016This report explains why Foundation Aid, a need-based State school aid program, was developed, what is wrong with it, and how to make it better.
Report Pensions & Benefits
October 05, 2016A unique feature of a tax deferred compensation plan available to NYC teachers guarantees them a 7% investment return regardless of what happens to interest rates or in the stock market.
Report State Budget
June 20, 2016The impact of a possible recession could be as high as $59 billion, or 18.2 percent of tax revenues over four years.
Report Health Care
May 20, 2016This report assess the progress of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT), launched in 2011, in implementing strategies to curb costs and improve the quality of care in Medicaid.
January 11, 2016This school year New York State will spend $23.5 billion on aid to school districts, accounting for 25 percent of the state-funded operating budget. The State’s role in K-12 public education is critical to offsetting disparities in local wealth and student need, yet numerous problems remain in the state school aid formulas. In advance of the Governor’s budget proposal for next year, this primer outlines how state school aid functions and how to better target state resources.
October 23, 2013Is the expansion of pre-k programs to all three- and four-year-olds in New York worthwhile and cost effective?
Report Capital Spending
September 25, 2013This brief assesses New York State’s first-ever 10-year capital plan released in June 2013 by the New York Works Task Force. It offers steps to more effectively and strategically allocate State capital investment funding.
Report Public Workforce
May 19, 2013This brief lists seven things New Yorkers should know about New York City collective bargaining and labor relations.