Fiscal Intelligence

Fiscal analysis that enables educators, small business owners, and community organizers to make informed decisions.

Review of the Financial Plan of the City of New York

Over the past decade, City funding for education has more than doubled, rising from $6.2 billion in FY 2003 to $13.2 billion in FY 2013.

The May Plan assumes that the Department of Education (DOE) will reduce planned spending by a total of $1.2 billion during the financial plan period. This represents 40 percent of the total value of the agency program, which is greater than the DOE’s share of the City-funded budget. The majority of the savings would come from re-estimates of the cost of special education ($672 million) and from non-classroom efficiencies ($368 million). The DOE also intends to raise the price of school lunches by $1.00 for students whose families’ incomes exceed 185 percent of the poverty level.

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TAXI MEDALLIONS – Decision upholds constitutionality of state law

 

Oral arguments were heard on April 24, 2013, and the Court issued a ruling in early June. The ruling was in the City’s favor. Therefore, the first sale of taxi medallions is planned for the fall of 2013.

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/LuisTaverasMBAMS/decision-upholds-constitutionality-of-state-law&#8221; title=”TAXI MEDALLIONS – Decision upholds constitutionality of state law” target=”_blank”>TAXI MEDALLIONS – Decision upholds constitutionality of state law</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/LuisTaverasMBAMS&#8221; target=”_blank”>Luis Taveras MBA, MS</a></strong> </div>