IBO has substantially revised and updated its guide to the city's capital budget. The readable, full-color guide outlines the key components of the capital budget and the timeline and process for adopting it. The guide also provides an overview of how the city raises capital funds and how those dollars are spent.
FOCUS ON THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET: We presents our analysis of the de Blasio Administration's Executive Budget for 2019 and financial plan through 2022, including IBO's projections of budget gaps and surpluses. The report provides our latest economic forecast along with our estimates for tax revenue collections and spending based on the Mayor's plan.
With the release of our latest edition of Budget Options for New York City , IBO looks at dozens of ways to reduce city spending or raise revenues through tax, fee, or fine increases. As in past editions, a basic description of each budget option is presented along with a side-by-side discussion of key arguments for and against each measure's implementation.
FOCUS ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET: IBO has produced a new economic and tax revenue forecast for the city as well as re-estimated city expenditures based on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2019 and Financial Plan Through 2022. An overview of our findings.
In recent years the offices of the city's five District Attorneys have garnered millions of dollars through state and federal asset forfeiture laws. Although there are certain requirements on how these funds are held and spent, the District Attorneys retain considerable discretion over the use of these dollars.