Tag: The Fiscal Outlook

Hardly anyone seems to believe that recent events in the global economy and financial markets will lead to long-term price stability.*  So assuming a recession is upon us, what’s next: or ? S Read More

After wavering on the issue in recent weeks, Governor Paterson today seemed to rule out tax increases as part of the solution to the state's growing budget problem -- at least for the next 18 months. "I don't think there should be any taxes at thi Read More

As shown below, the highest-earning 1 percent of taxpayers (those with incomes above $750,000 or so as of 2007) accounted for nearly 40 percent of New York's total state income tax liability last year -- up from around 27 percent in the mid-1990s.  Read More

New York State's tax collections and other receipts during the first four months of the 2011-12 fiscal year were $330 million below projections, according to the July issued yesterday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.  That dip, he noted, "largely ev Read More

“If the plodding national economy stumbles into another recession, New York — plagued by high unemployment and the prospect of a rising tide of layoffs on Wall Street — probably will take a tumble, too.” That’s the main takeaway from an article in today’s New York Times on the outlook for the city’s economy — which, of course, has inevitable implications for all of the Empire State. Read More

The on Wall Street are casting a cloud over New York State's financial projections. Governor Andrew Cuomo's , unveiled in February, assumed stock values would grow this year by 13.4 percent. This assumption was not changed in the Enacted Budget Fina Read More

The image on the cover of New York State's is obviously meant to convey the sense that there's not only a light visible at the end of the budgetary tunnel, we're just about to emerge into broad daylight. But the report itself, released late yesterday Read More

When New York State's first-quarter tax receipts came in nearly $800 million above the 2011-12 financial plan forecast last week, I that the anemic 1 percent year-to-year quarterly growth in personal income tax (PIT) withholding payments was "ground Read More

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