The tax-abatement program formerly known as 421-a has been resurrected in the new state budget as the “Affordable New York Housing Program,” which reduces property taxes on buildings that include subsidized or “affordable” units for lower-income residents. Read More.
A newly passed law in New York City will ban employers from asking applicants about their salary history. Advocates claim that the customary practice traps women, in particular, within a vicious circle of underpayment, thereby reinforcing gender-based pay disparities. Read More.
New York City’s latest budget entrenches unequal funding for charter schools, ensuring that charters will lose out on billions of dollars over the next decade. New York City charter schools are public institutions educating more than 10% of the city’s students, most from poor, minority families. Read More.