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Commentary/Op-Ed - July 2002

Another Disappointing Year From Albany

For years, Albany lawmakers have been indifferent, at best, to New York City's interests. In this article for the Gotham Gazette, the Center's Jonathan Bowles shows that the 2001-2002 legislative session was no different.

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2002

Re-Knitting the Safety Net

Analysis and recommendations from the Center for an Urban Future on how to reorient welfare, in New York City and the nation, into a system that encourages, supports and rewards work.

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2002

An Interview with Lawrence Mead

The Center's David Fischer talks with political scientist Lawrence Mead, a leading scholar on poverty and welfare and a prominent voice in the debate over reauthorization of the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.

Testimony - June 2002

A Case For a Sector-Based Economic Development Strategy

Testimony of Center Research Director Jonathan Bowles before the New York City Council's Economic Development Committee.

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2002

The Nonprofit Margin

New York City spends millions every year to help nonprofits provide needed social services in the five boroughs. So why doesn't the city let these linchpin organizations take advantage of tax incentives for relocation to alternative business districts the city promotes to for-profits?

Commentary/Op-Ed - June 2002

Mike Has the Right Idea on Welfare Reform

Mayor Bloomberg's welfare reform proposal seeks to balance the obligation to work with the supports families need to escape dependency. (Originally published in Newsday, June 11, 2002.)

Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2002

A Needy City is Let Down by Albany

In the recently passed state budget, Albany officials continue to give short shrift to New York City, even after September 11. (Originally published in the New York Daily News, May 27, 2002.)

Commentary/Op-Ed - May 2002

New York State of Blind

If it doesn’t work hard to attract the job-creating entrepreneurs of the future, NYC will lose its reputation as "The Greatest City in the World."

Testimony - April 2002

Remarks at WIA Reauthorization Forum

On April 25, the Center's David Fischer spoke at a forum on reauthorization of the federal Workforce Investment Act in New York City sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Commentary/Op-Ed - April 2002

Training Wreck

In the latest installment of NYC Inc., the Center's David Fischer examines why New York City has fared so poorly in connecting the business community to job training and workforce development systems.

Commentary/Op-Ed - April 2002

Albany Should Stop Stiffing New York City

This op-ed was originally published in New York Newsday, April 11, 2002.

Report - April 2002

Sympathy but no Support

This report by Center research director Jonathan Bowles illustrates how even after September 11, state government in Albany has continued a decade-long pattern of shortchanging New York City.

Commentary/Op-Ed - March 2002

Retention Deficit Disorder

Will New York finally adopt an incentive policy that keeps businesses in the city without giving away the store?

Commentary/Op-Ed - March 2002

The $67 Million Question

In this article for the Gotham Gazette, the Center looks at how New York City suddenly found itself in an ironic use-it-or-lose-it situation with $67 million in federal funding for job training.

Report - March 2002

After the Gold Rush

No longer a specialty field, information technology has become an essential part of business growth in New York City. In this report, the Center tackles the question of how to connect jobseekers to a field that needs workers of all education and skill levels

Testimony - February 2002

Guiding Principles for the Lower Manhattan Development Commission

Testimony of Jonathan Bowles before the City Council, February 25, 2002.

Testimony - February 2002

Remarks to City Council: the Workforce Investment Act in New York City

Remarks of CUF Project Director David Fischer at City Council's General Welfare Committee hearings on Workforce Investment Act implementation.

Commentary/Op-Ed - February 2002

Albany Must Do More For the City

This op-ed first appeared in the New York Daily News on Feb. 26, 2002.

Commentary/Op-Ed - February 2002

Building the Right Foundation

Consultant David Hochman examines why New York City's foundations have funded antipoverty programs to the exclusion of other worthwhile efforts.

Commentary/Op-Ed - January 2002

A Small Opportunity: Time for Entrepreneurship to Thrive in NYC

Start-ups can't stand in for fleeing financial giants. But they could help put the city back in business.

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