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Budget & Finances, Economy

December 2023 —

This report examines PIT filings for the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 and follows up on DiNapoli’s May 2022 report that looked at pre-pandemic taxpayer migration trends.

Economy, Environment, Health & Welfare

November 2023 —

The South Bronx has undergone a period of revitalization that has enabled it to thrive as a cultural hotspot within the Bronx and New York City. South Bronx residents continue to face chronic health, economic and environmental challenges, and the City is seeking to address these issues while boosting economic growth. Continued focus on community benefits and active partnership among City departments, community-based organizations, and State and federal leaders, is critical for the long-term success of the South Bronx.

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Economy

November 2023 —

The Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (FDC) is the largest food distribution center in the United States. The FDC distributes approximately 4.5 billion pounds of food annually, about half of which is for New York City. Modernizing FDC is critical to hardening the food supply for 22 million people in a 50-mile radius, protecting it from climate, power or other interruptions.

Budget & Finances, Infrastructure, Transportation

November 2023 —

Costs for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) program to provide transportation services for people with disabilities have declined in recent years, in part due to the MTA’s move to alternative transit services that provided $102.7 million in savings in 2022. Still, some measures of customer satisfaction initially deteriorated as a result of the move to “broker services” and must be monitored to ensure quality service.

Economy

November 2023 —

Local sales tax collections in New York State increased by 2.5% in October compared to the same month in 2022.

Regional Table [.xlsx]

Budget & Finances

November 2023 —

New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) is the largest municipal public health system in the country and the City’s largest provider of care to Medicaid patients, mental health patients, and uninsured patients. This brief highlights the latest issues confronting H+H, including operations after the public health emergency, the asylum seeker and migrant response, funding and nurse staffing.

Budget & Finances

November 2023 —

The Department of Education (DOE) is the largest public school system in the nation. This brief highlights the latest issues confronting DOE, including unbudgeted spending on enrolled children of migrants and asylum seekers, the declining enrollment of K-12 students since the pandemic, the State's mandate on lowering class sizes, and more.

Budget & Finances

November 2023 —

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the nation’s largest public housing authority, is also the City’s largest landlord (maintaining 7.1 percent of all rental apartments) and its greatest source of affordable housing, with 177,569 apartments in its portfolio. This brief highlights the latest issues confronting NYCHA, including declining rent collections, capital needs, maintenance issues, and more.

Economy, Health & Welfare

November 2023 —

New York has led the nation in reducing the number of homeless veterans – largely driven by success in New York City. Between 2010 and 2022, the number of homeless veterans in the State fell by 83 percent. Robust federal funding has supported the programs to achieve the reductions.

Budget & Finances

November 2023 —

The Office of the New York State Comptroller developed a tool that displays performance indicators, staffing levels and spending commitments assigned to a New York City service since January 2020. While there are many factors that affect service demand and provision, the tool can provide some insight on existing operational or budgetary phenomena or the emergence of potential risks to the City’s budget and the provision of certain services.

Budget & Finances

November 2023 —

The Office of the State Comptroller prepares this report as part of the "Quick Start" process established in the State Finance Law. The report includes revenue and spending projections through SFY 2025-26.

Budget & Finances

October 2023 —

The Office of the State Comptroller has created this tool to document State and City emergency spending related to people seeking asylum. The data will be updated monthly and are available for download.

Economy

October 2023 —

Economic indicators show New York City’s economy is recovering from the depths of the pandemic, with the City accounting for three-fifths of the State’s total wages and its sales tax collections rising to 43% of total statewide collections, nearing pre-pandemic levels. This reference document includes major demographic, economic and fiscal indicators that highlight New York City’s contribution to the State. The economic recovery of New York State is ultimately reliant on the continued return of population and business activity in New York City.

Economy

October 2023 —

Local government sales tax collections in New York State totaled $5.9 billion in the third calendar quarter of 2023 (July - September), an increase of 3.6%, or more than $205 million, compared to the same period last year.

Regional Table [.xlsx]

Health & Welfare

October 2023 —

The number of domestic violence victims increased in 2022 by 8.5% in New York City and 8.7% in the rest of New York State when compared to 2019. With nearly 90,000 reported victims of domestic violence statewide in 2022, significant work remains to reduce the number of these destructive incidents and to ensure the availability of resources to assist victims.

Wall Street

October 2023 —

Wall Street’s 2023 first half profits of $13 billion were down 4.3% from the same period last year but tracked the industry’s return to pre-pandemic levels of revenue after record profits in 2020 and 2021. Financial firms’ interest expenses were seven times higher in 2022 than in 2021. Data for 2022 will likely show a decline in the industry’s economic contribution, back to pre-pandemic levels (14.5% in NYC in 2019), reflecting the drop in firms’ profitability.

Economy

October 2023 —

State collections from all forms of gaming totaled $4.8 billion in State Fiscal Year 2022-2023. With the legalization of mobile sports betting, the New York State Gaming Commission noted a 26% increase in problem gambling-related calls to the Office of Addiction Services and Supports from 2021 to 2022. More attention should be devoted to understanding the implications of mobile sports betting, particularly on young New Yorkers.

Economy, Fraud & Waste, Infrastructure

October 2023 —

Cyberattacks are a serious threat to America’s critical infrastructure and have the potential to severely impact our day-to-day lives. According to the FBI, cyberattack complaints in New York State increased 53% between 2016 and 2022, jumping from 16,426 incidents in 2016 to 25,112 in 2022. Estimated losses in New York from cyberattacks in 2022 totaled over $775 million, while losses nationwide totaled $10.3 billion.

Budget & Finances, Public Authorities, Transportation

October 2023 —

In a turnaround from the fiscal crisis it faced a year ago, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today stands on firmer financial ground, largely because the State budget provided dedicated sources of revenue to close projected budget gaps. With this improved financial picture, the burden is now on the MTA to improve the region’s transit system and win riders back, while keeping its budget balanced.

Budget & Finances

September 2023 —

The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the State of New York for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.