The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City's budget to the public and their elected officials.
IBO presents its budgetary reviews, economic forecasts, and policy analyses in the form of reports, testimony, memos, letters, and presentations. IBO also produces guides to understanding the budget and provides online access to key revenue and spending data from past years.
Analysis of the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2016
Will State Funds Be Available Again for Expanded After-School Programs?
Universal Pre-Kindergarten: Enrollment and Funding
Homeless Rental Assistance Increased But Impact on Shelter Uncertain
Capital Funds Added to Finance Mayor’s Housing Plan
Ferries, Select Bus, Vision Zero: Capital Funds Added, More Will Be Needed
Testimony on the Preliminary Budget for
2016 and Financial Plan Through 2019
A Bright Budget Picture: Jobs Increasing, Tax
Revenues Rising, Budget Gaps Shrinking
Budget Options for New York City
Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
June, 2013; Guide, 16 pages
Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages