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Manhattan Institute for Policy ResearchThis is a link to an External Website

For over 25 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture. We have supported and publicized research on our era?s most challenging public policy issues: taxes, welfare, crime, the legal system, urban life, race, education, and many other topics. We have won new respect for market-oriented policies and helped make reform a reality.

Center for State and Local LeadershipThis is a link to an External Website

The CSLL promotes promising new approaches to reform of state and local government in areas including public finance, public employee pension and benefits, municipal budgeting, infrastructure finance, public education, and prisoner reentry. By spotlighting new ideas, and providing the research and proposals to inform creative new policies, the CSLL hopes to lay the groundwork for an environment in which commerce, employment, and a rich civic life can flourish.

Center for Legal PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

For over twenty years, the Manhattan Institute has argued that America's litigation system reduces innovation and investment, lowers safety and well-being, and erodes the risk-taking and personal responsibility essential to our free society. The Institute's Center for Legal Policy aims to communicate thoughtful ideas on civil justice reform to real decision-makers.

Center for Medical ProgressThis is a link to an External Website

The Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute convenes experts with wideranging experience across industry, government, and the scientific community in a task force on the 21st century FDA. This working paper reflects the Task Force's discussions on how advances in genomics and other disciplines might be used to optimize the drug approval process, and what tools and resources the FDA needs to achieve this outcome.

Public Sector Inc.This is a link to an External Website

PublicSectorInc.org is a one-stop-shop for the latest news, analysis and research about the issues facing the public sector and the American taxpayer. It provides a national forum to probe problems and develop solutions at the state and local level. With a critical focus on the urgent topics of pension reform, employee compensation, bargaining and retirement health benefits for public employees, PublicSectorInc.org is shaping the national debate unfolding in state capitals and city halls across America.

>> NY-Based and Reform-Oriented


Rockefeller Institute of GovernmentThis is a link to an External Website

The Institute conducts research on the role of state and local governments in American federalism, education, and on the management and finances of states and localities. It works closely with state and local governments nationally and especially in New York State, and draws on the State University’s rich intellectual resources and on networks of public policy academic experts throughout the country.

The Citizens Budget CommissionThis is a link to an External Website

The Citizens Budget Commission is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization devoted to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State government.

Center for Governmental ResearchThis is a link to an External Website

CGR is an independent center devoted to analyzing public policies to ensure that they benefit the community at large. Our corporate culture fosters collaboration across teams and disciplines. As a result, CGR's analyses and recommendations represent the combined resources of the entire CGR organization and decades of proven expertise.

Public Policy Institute of New York StateThis is a link to an External Website

Founded in 1981, The Public Policy Institute is a research and educational organization whose purpose is to formulate and promote public policies that will restore New York's economic competitiveness.

New York CivicThis is a link to an External Website

New York Civic frames and brings media attention to important issues using the Internet, press events, commentaries, public fora, and public testimonies. We also, on request, advise elected and appointed officials on legislation, budget allocation, and management practices.

United New Yorkers for Choice in EducationThis is a link to an External Website

UNYCE is dedicated to bringing significant and substantial changes in how elementary and secondary education is funded in New York State. UNYCE is committed to the belief that parents, not the government, have the primary responsibility for the education of their own children; thus, they should have a range of affordable options for that education.

Rochester Business AllianceThis is a link to an External Website


>> Official Budget-Related Sites


Office of Management and BudgetThis is a link to an External Website

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), established in 1933 as the Bureau of the Budget and renamed in 1976, is responsible for assisting the Mayor in developing and implementing New York City's budget, and for advising the Mayor on policy affecting the City's fiscal stability and the effectiveness of City services.

The New York City Comptroller's OfficeThis is a link to an External Website

The Comptroller?s Office produces information and analysis that is important to help keep the public and elected officials informed about how their government is doing its job. It accomplishes that by responding to requests from journalists and by communicating to the public through the news media.

The Independent Budget OfficeThis is a link to an External Website

The Independent Budget Office is a publicly funded agency dedicated to enhancing understanding of New York City's budget by providing non-partisan budgetary, economic, and policy analysis for the residents of the city and their elected officials.

New York State Division of the BudgetThis is a link to an External Website

The Division of the Budget is an agency within the Executive Department of New York State government, and is responsible for assisting the Governor in development and administration of the legislatively-approved budget.

Office Of State ComptrollerThis is a link to an External Website

The New York State Comptroller oversees the various budgets and expenses for the legislature of New York State.

New York State SenateThis is a link to an External Website

The New York State Senate is responsible for creating, discussing, and approving all bills and resolutions within the New York State Legislature.

New York State AssemblyThis is a link to an External Website

The New York Assembly works to draft, amend, and pass bills and resolutions related to the legal body of New York State.

>> Other Think Tanks


The Manhattan InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

The Manhattan Institute is a think tank whose mission is to develoop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.

The Heritage FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

American Enterprise InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

The Cato InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.

The Tax FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

The mission of the Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government. From its founding in 1937, the Tax Foundation has been grounded in the belief that the dissemination of basic information about government finance is the foundation of sound policy in a free society.

American Legislative Exchange CouncilThis is a link to an External Website

The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty among America's state legislators.

Alabama Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Institute of the NorthThis is a link to an External Website

Goldwater InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Arkansas Policy FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Pacific Research InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Independence InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Yankee Institute for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

James Madison InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Georgia Public Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Grassroot Institute of HawaiiThis is a link to an External Website

Idaho Feedom FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Illinois Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Indiana Policy Review FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Public Interest InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Kansas Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy SolutionsThis is a link to an External Website

Pelican Institute for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Calvert Institute for Policy ResearchThis is a link to an External Website

Free State FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Maryland Public Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Pioneer InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Mackinac Center for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Freedom Foundation of Minnesota This is a link to an External Website

Mississippi Center for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Show-Me InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Montana Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Platte Institute for Economic ResearchThis is a link to an External Website

Nevada Policy Research InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Josiah Bartlett Center for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Rio Grande FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

John Locke FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

John William Pope Civitas InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

North Dakota Policy CouncilThis is a link to an External Website

Buckeye Institute for Public Policy SolutionsThis is a link to an External Website

Oklahoma Council of Public AffairsThis is a link to an External Website

Cascade Policy InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Commonwealth FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Ocean State Policy Research InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

South Carolina Policy CouncilThis is a link to an External Website

Tennesee Center for Policy ResearchThis is a link to an External Website

Texas Public Policy FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Sutherland InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Ethan Allen InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Thomas Jefferson InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Virginia Institute for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Freedom FoundationThis is a link to an External Website

Washington Policy CenterThis is a link to an External Website

Public Policy Foundation of West VirginiaThis is a link to an External Website

MacIver Institute for Public PolicyThis is a link to an External Website

Wisconsin Policy Research InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Wyoming Liberty GroupThis is a link to an External Website

Common Sense Institute of New JerseyThis is a link to an External Website

Caesar Rodney InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

Alaska Policy ForumThis is a link to an External Website

Maine Heritage Policy CenterThis is a link to an External Website

Foundation for Governmental AccountabilityThis is a link to an External Website


>> National Taxpayer/Activist Groups


American Family Business InstituteThis is a link to an External Website

The American Family Business Institute (A.F.B.I.) is an organization devoted to the singular goal of the permanent repeal of the Federal Estate Tax, or ?Death Tax? as it?s commonly known. The organization consists of owners of family businesses throughout America. It was founded in 1992. It has offices is Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, and Birmingham, AL.

Americans for Tax ReformThis is a link to an External Website

Since 1986, ATR has sponsored the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase the federal income taxes on individuals and businesses.

American Shareholder's AssociationThis is a link to an External Website

The American Shareholders Association was founded as an activist group with interests in protecting the common American shareholder.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship CouncilThis is a link to an External Website

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) influences legislation and public policy to enhance the environment for business start-up and growth. Through advocacy, research and education, SBE Council members and staff convey the importance of small business to innovation, job creation, economic opportunity and the U.S. economy.

Citizens for a Sound EceonomyThis is a link to an External Website

FreedomWorks fights for lower taxes, less government and more economic freedom for all Americans.

The Club for GrowthThis is a link to an External Website

The Club for Growth is a national network of over 40,000 men and women, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom.

American International Automobile DealersThis is a link to an External Website

Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent, serve, and protect America's 11,000 international nameplate automobile franchises.

National Tax Limitation CommitteeThis is a link to an External Website

The National Tax Limitation Committee's (NTLC) mission has been to make structural changes in fiscal and governance practices at all levels of government, and to limit and control taxes and spending, so as to enhance the power and freedom of individuals and their enterprises.

Citizens Against Government WasteThis is a link to an External Website

The Citizens Against Government Waste's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government.

The American Conservative UnionThis is a link to an External Website

ACU's purpose is to communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization.

Free Enterprise FundThis is a link to an External Website

The Free Enterprise Fund is not just another ?think tank,? but a ?do tank? dedicated to specific, targeted and effective action to defeat job-killing proposals and enact free market reforms.

The 60 Plus AssociationThis is a link to an External Website

The 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus has set ending the "death" tax and Saving Social Security for the young as its top priorities.

National Taxpayer's UnionThis is a link to an External Website

NTU was established in 1969 to educate taxpayers, the media, and elected officials on a non-partisan basis on the merits of limited government and low taxes.

Center for Freedom and ProsperityThis is a link to an External Website

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity is an activist group centering their focus on tax freedom and prosperity.