This report, the first produced under a 2017 City Council law that turns to IBO to issue periodic reports on New York City economic development tax expenditures, looks at the efficiency and effectiveness of two programs: Commercial Revitalization & Commercial Expansion.
FOCUS ON THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET: Before the Mayor’s recent announcement that that the city may need to lay off or furlough as many as 22,000 municipal workers, the Executive Budget included the elimination of some vacant positions and a partial hiring freeze.
]Roughly 150,000 special education students in New York City schools receive speech therapy and other “related services.” Many students are supposed to receive one or more services multiple times a week. With hybrid schedules, how many can receive their services in person?
FOCUS ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET: City support for charter schools is likely to be substantially higher than the amount the de Blasio Administration has budgeted. The increase is driven by two factors: higher charter school enrollment than currently projected in the budget and likely changes to the state formula that sets the amount the city must provide for each charter school student.
This New York City Independent Budget Office fiscal brief gives a background and data on the AIDS epidemic in New York City. Included in this brief are caseloads and finances related to treating AIDS, reflections on efforts being taken to combat the epidemic at the time, and projections for the future.
Two new federal policies tying Medicare reimbursements to quality of care took effect in October 2012. Hospitals are now penalized for excess readmissions. An additional penalty or bonus can be awarded, based on adherence to clinical standards and ratings on patient surveys.