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Budget Options for New York City

In its Budget Options, IBO outlines ways the city can cut costs or increase revenue. We summarize each initiative, estimate its savings or revenue potential, and present key arguments for and against its implementation. IBO neither endorses nor rejects any of the budget options. Our role is to examine the city’s options and estimate fiscal impacts—not make recommendations.  

The budget options here are expansive but by no way exhaustive. IBO welcomes your participation. If you have comments about the options presented or suggestions for new ones, send an email or tweet.

Below is an abbreviated table of contents. Each of these headings links to a set of budget options.

Select an Option Group

Print version of all options available here.

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