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Consequences of New York State's 2024 Budget on New York City
New York State’s fiscal 2024 budget is a mixed bag for New York City and may signal more trouble ahead in city and state relations.
Suburbs Over Cities: Housing Shortages Push Millennials Out
Growing affordability crisis in cities led by lack of housing options.
Increasing Number of Asylum Seekers in New York City Requires Federal and State Support
A look at the fiscal implications of New York City sheltering and providing services for tens of thousands of asylum seekers.
West Virginia's Own “Kansas Experiment”
West Virginia approved a 21.25% income tax reduction, with more in subsequent years, but it will unlikely spur substantial growth.
Public Transit Isn’t a Public Good Until We Fund It Like One
Transit, as a government enterprise, too often is treated like a business. But as life post-pandemic changes, now is the time to reassess transit…
Waning Federal Aid and 2024 State Budgets
As state Governors propose their fiscal 2024 and 2024-2025 budgets, we are starting to see how waning Federal aid may become problematic.
I Asked ChatGPT How to Address New York MTA's Revenue Shortfall
The MTA needs over $600 million this year, and over $1 billion in subsequent years, to address its post-pandemic ridership declines.
A Closer Look at Manhattan’s (Inevitable) Casino
Proposals by developers have been released and licenses may be awarded this year -- a look at what is going on with developing a casino within New York…
New York City Needs to Reimagine Itself
Thoughts on the recently released “New” New York plan and assessment of the challenges facing New York City at the close of 2022.
Dec 19, 2022
A New Flurry of Office Vacancy Concerns
Nearly three years after the first cases of COVID-19, U.S. cities are still perplexed about the future of their business districts.
Dec 5, 2022
Public Infrastructure Spending After the Pandemic - An Update
Despite the shock to government finances caused by the pandemic, states have not reduced capital spending.
Nov 28, 2022
A Small City in Pennsylvania Filed for Ch. 9 Bankruptcy Protection
After decades of fiscal stress, a state appointed receiver filed for bankruptcy protection on behalf of the city of Chester, PA.
Nov 14, 2022
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