New York State Budget Analysis and Financial Reporting

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New York State Budget Analysis and Financial Reporting

State Comptroller DiNapoli provides independent monitoring, oversight and analysis of the State's fiscal position. He regularly issues reports on budget and policy issues, economic trends, and financial reports.

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SEARCH MILLIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL RECORDS

New Yorkers deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent. Open Book New York provides comprehensive financial data on State contracts, payments, spending and more.

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COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker

BILLIONS IN NEW FEDERAL DOLLARS FLOWING TO NEW YORK

This tool monitors spending of federal recovery aid and COVID-19 relief programs in the State. The dashboard explains each federal and State program, and how much has been received and spent to date. The data will be updated monthly and New Yorkers can use the tool to understand how federal aid is used and to inform future conversations about budget priorities.

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Report on the State Fiscal Year 2024-25 Executive Budget

State Finances Have Stabilized and Budget Gaps Reduced

After the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the State’s finances have stabilized, and the Division of the Budget is now forecasting reduced budget gaps. In addition, the Executive Budget includes a new proposal to severely restrict the State Comptroller’s terms and conditions approval of certain State bond issuances. This critical oversight and approval role protects taxpayers from short-sighted financing decisions that too often burden taxpayers with debt that is risky and costly.

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New Yorkers in Need: The Housing Insecurity Crisis

HOUSING COST BURDENS FOR NEW YORKERS AMONG NATION’S HIGHEST

For almost 3 million New Yorkers, housing costs constitute more than 30 percent of household income, with 1 in 5 households experiencing a severe cost burden of more than 50 percent of their income going to pay for housing. This report is the third and final report in the “New Yorkers in Need” series. It examines three categories of housing insecurity: high housing costs; physical inadequacy, including overcrowding and substandard conditions; and housing stress, including evictions and foreclosures, which may result in homelessness.

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As Personal Income Tax Checkoffs Increase in Number, Disbursements Lag for Most Funds

Economic and Policy Insights

New York State has the highest number of personal income tax checkoffs in the nation, but even as the number of checkoffs have grown over the last decade, only a fraction of the money has been actually spent on their target purposes each year. Agencies need to comply with reporting requirements to provide greater clarity on why spending from the funds is lagging.

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“Unwinding” Continuous Enrollment in Medicaid Presents Coverage and Financial Risks

Economic and Policy Insights

Since early 2020, enrollees in New York Medicaid have not had to renew their coverage due to COVID-19 public health emergency. With federal legislation ending continuous Medicaid coverage in March 2023, New York State began the process of redetermining eligibility for every enrolled individual. Based on recent trends, this report estimates “unwinding” may not meet projections in the Division of the Budget’s Mid-Year Update to the Enacted Budget Financial Plan, adding costs to the State budget.

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Taxpayer Movement During the Pandemic

Comparing 2020 and 2021 to Pre-Pandemic Baseline

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.

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Reductions in Homelessness Among New York’s Veterans

ECONOMIC AND POLICY INSIGHTS

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.

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Report on Estimated Receipts and Disbursements

State Fiscal Years 2023-24 Through 2025-26

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. 

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