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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.

Latest Releases

Analysis of the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2016
March 27, 2015; Mandated Report, 57 pages    PDF

Will State Funds Be Available Again for Expanded After-School Programs?
March 25, 2015; Focus On The Preliminary Budget, 3 pages    PDF

Universal Pre-Kindergarten: Enrollment and Funding
March 24, 2015; Focus On The Preliminary Budget, 4 pages    PDF

Homeless Rental Assistance Increased But Impact on Shelter Uncertain
March 16, 2015; Focus On The Preliminary Budget, 2 pages    PDF

Capital Funds Added to Finance Mayor’s Housing Plan
March 9, 2015; Focus On The Preliminary Budget, 2 pages    PDF

Ferries, Select Bus, Vision Zero: Capital Funds Added, More Will Be Needed
March 4, 2015; Focus On The Preliminary Budget, 2 pages    PDF

Testimony on the Preliminary Budget for
2016 and Financial Plan Through 2019
March 4, 2015; Testimony, 8 pages    PDF

Also Available

A Bright Budget Picture: Jobs Increasing, Tax
Revenues Rising, Budget Gaps Shrinking
December 23, 2014;  IBO Fiscal Outlook, 23 pages   HTML    PDF

Budget Options for New York City
November 20, 2014; Report, 99 pages    PDF

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

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