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Monitoring the Minimum Wage: Brief 4 on How Businesses are Adapting to the Increasing Minimum Wage 

By James Parrott

CNYCA partners with the Workforce Field Building Hub, an initiative of the NYC-based Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) on the Monitoring the Minimum Wage issue brief series. The briefs are intended to track the implementation of the $15 minimum wage in New York City by engaging businesses, workers and workforce practitioners, and by assessing the impacts in other jurisdictions around the country.

Monitoring the Minimum Wage: Brief 4 on lessons from other cities is available here.

Previous issues in the series are available here.


POLICY UPDATE | BUDGET WATCH

By James A. Parrott, PhD

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New York City's property tax system imposes a deeply unfair burden on low-income households.

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By James Parrott

This piece is part of an ongoing project to examine how budget cuts may affect children and families in New York. 

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Even as Governor Andrew Cuomo promises to defend New Yorkers’ health care from federal funding cuts, his proposed budget threatens to kill a long-planned fix to the state’s underfunded, overburdened system of mental health services for children.

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Brief  | Budget Watch

By Abigail Kramer

A crisis in children’s health insurance may be coming to New York State. 

State officials could start sending termination letters to families on its Child Health Plus insurance program as soon as early December—a development that was first reported by Politico, and which would put New York in the company of nearly a dozen other states around the country.

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Brief  | Budget Watch

By James Parrott

Things are really starting to get ugly in our nation’s capital. The adoption by the House and Senate of a budget resolution moves the day of reckoning a big step closer.

Some of the worst-hit states would be those that turned out in force to put Donald Trump in the White House and are aligned with the GOP congressional majority.

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