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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

Critical Condition: Reviving the Fiscal Health of the City’s
Public Hospitals Will Take State, Federal & Union Cooperation
June 30, 2016; Fiscal Brief, 5 pages   PDF    HTML

Eligibility Estimate for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program
June 22, 2016; Testimony, 2 pages   PDF

Has the City’s Expansion of Alternative-to-Placement Programs
Reduced the Share of Juvenile Delinquents Confined to Residential Facilities?

June 20, 2016; New York City by the Numbers

Three Years After Hurricane Sandy: More Federal Aid for Storm Resiliency
and Sandy-Related Repair Work Added in Executive Budget
June 3, 2016; Focus On: The Executive Budget, 3 pages   PDF

Equity and Excellence Initiatives:
Mayor Proposes Added Funding for Three Programs
June 2, 2016; Focus On: The Executive Budget, 2 pages   PDF

Estimating Comparative Costs of a New Sanitation Garage
June 1, 2016; Letter & Memo, 8 pages    PDF

Also Available

Re-estimating the Mayor's Executive Budget and
Financial Plan Through 2020:
A Slowing Local Economy But a Stable Budget Outlook
May 16, 2016; Report, 15 pages    PDF

Analysis of the Mayor's 2017 Preliminary Budget and
Financial Plan Through 2020
March 24, 2016; Report, 70 pages    PDF

The Fiscal Year Ahead: Despite Diminishing Job Growth,
Modest Gains in Tax Revenues, City Budget Remains Positive
December 21, 2015; Fiscal Outlook, 19 pages    PDF

Budget Options for New York City
December 2, 2015; Report, 98 pages   PDF

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages

Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages

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