Posts Tagged New York

Apr
13
2022

One City Sets an Example for Tracking Local Pandemic Spending

The city of Syracuse, NY is one of the few smaller localities taking the time to track American Rescue Plan spending for its residents.
Dec
3
2021

New York State Website Makes it Impossible to Track COVID Spending

Despite a self-congratulatory blog by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state’s COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker fails Good Jobs First’s transparency test.
Apr
20
2021

5 Questions with Tom Speaker: New York Breaks Up With Opportunity Zones

Reinvent Albany, a nonprofit that advocates for transparent, accountable, effective New York government, recently celebrated a major victory when the State Assembly voted to decouple from federal Opportunity Zone tax breaks. Policy Analyst Tom Speaker talked to Good Jobs First about why this is such a big deal.

Sep
29
2017

New York is First State to Report GASB 77 Subsidy Data

September 29, 2017


 


Hundreds of local governments have already reported their tax revenue losses associated with corporate subsidies. In late July, the State of New York became the first state to do so, in their Basic Annual Report, a publication that precedes the state’s more comprehensive CAFR report

Jun
1
2015

Subsidies and Corruption in New York

The leaders of both chambers of the New York State Legislature have been indicted on criminal charges, accused of using their power and influence to improperly assist major real estate developers. That assistance turns out to revolve around a controversial subsidy program known as 421-a.