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MWBE Programs Face Court Scrutiny
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Budget Dance Stomps Services in East New York
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Project Has Citizens Making Budget Choices
Kensington: What Price a Dog Park?
Rockaways: A Line in the Sand
Flatbush: What Would You Do With $1M?
East Harlem: Of 500 Budget Ideas, a Few Survive
As City Plants Trees, Benefits—and Some Burdens—Grow
Amid Court Fight, Formerly Homeless In Limbo
The way a city manages its money can have a colossal effect on the people living within it. In this section, City Limits explores the issues pertaining to New York City’s budget and the effects budget cuts have on the people of the city.
A rally today will call on the de Blasio administration to add money to the budget for summer youth employment, which has shrunk even as teen unemployment remains startling high.
The mayor's executive budget does not include massive increases for the city's library system, as City Limits previously reported.
The modest growth in the city budget proposed by Mayor de Blasio encompasses the ups and downs that individual departments face. <b>This story has been corrected.</b>
In their annual Advocacy Day at City Hall, senior citizens pressed Councilmembers to shore up funding for naturally occurring retirement communities and to prevent elder abuse.
New York City's wealthiest pay a disproportionately large share of the city's income taxes. But when property and sales taxes are figured in, the picture changes.
Some background on the “rental payment" that has the mayor and a councilman facing off.
They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?
Read key briefing material on the financial situation confronting the city's research and branch libraries.
A baselined budget doesn't mean there aren't big challenges for the city's three systems.
New York City is creating jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country, but also seeing its unemployment rate rise—and not because new job seekers are flooding the market. What explains the disconnect?
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
In a wide-ranging annual speech, the governor said fingerprinting applicants is an unnecessary barrier to access. He also called for $1 billion in investment to renew Buffalo.
Will the Euro crisis bust the city's budget? Who shoulders NYC's tax burden? What would WalMart mean for Harlem? What do immigrants mean for native employment? All that and more in our weekly round-up of policy reports.
The former congressman who guided New York State through the 1970s fiscal emergency as governor, was 92. A 2010 biography reassessed Carey's role during the days of crisis.
Hundreds gathered around City Hall on Tuesday to argue that Mayor Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts don't add up—because there's already ample money in the city's coffers to close this year's funding gap, and there could be even more.
Advocates are speaking out against proposed cuts to programs that feed and house people living with HIV/AIDS.
Closing fire companies to reduce the city's budget gap could have broad ripple effects as firefighters travel farther to get to emergencies and deal with buildings with which they aren't as familiar.
While announcing the restoration of some child care services that had been targeted for cuts, the mayor's plan projects that many agency budgets will see bigger reductions than earlier predicted.
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First there were four. Then there 10. This year 22 Councilmembers will let constituents decide how to spend money. The dollar impact is impressive. The democracy impact could be even more so.
Inequities in the tax system punish renters, reward owners and contribute to economic inequality and the shortage of affordable housing in New York.
For Arvernetta Henry, the stakes in the budget talks are pretty simple. With a rent subsidy, she gets out of the shelter. Without it, she doesn't.
A shortage of judges means some children and their families spend years in the system, exacerbating whatever problems brought them there in the first place.
When New Yorkers think about aging infrastructure, bridges, roads and pipes come to mind. But schools, hospitals, jails and other public buildings aren't getting any younger, either.
A complex set of corporate relationships (such as the one outlined in these documents, produced under subpoena for New York City;s housing department and obtained by FOIL request) linked Frank Palazzolo, a wealthy real estate operator, and several troubled properties.
Details on a pilot participatory budgeting project in which citizen delegates decide how capital funding is spent.
An Investigation of Private Consultants in the Bloomberg Administration