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Blog State Budget
December 13, 2018There is significant revenue potential from the marijuana industry, but research suggests that many months or years of careful planning precede consistent revenues.
September 12, 2018One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.
November 14, 2013The State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission contains many smart proposals, including reducing exemptions from the sales tax and reforming business tax incentives.