Number Of Smokers In New York City Up, Anti-Smoking Funding DownThe number of smokers in New York City has risen, as government spending to fight the habit has dropped.
Traffic Cameras Generating Three-Quarters Of NYC Ticket RevenueThe city's Independent Budget Office says cameras generated $41 million in fines in the last fiscal year, compared to $14 million from tickets written by real-life cops.
A Fine Myth Dispelled: City Collecting Less Cash For ViolationsAccording to the city's Independent Budget Office, the Bloomberg Administration is hauling in less money from fines than it did a few years ago.
City Schools Chancellor Scoffs At Suggestion Of Eliminating Summer SchoolThe Independent Budget Office said that if summer school is eliminated, New York City could save $28 million. But Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott doesn't think much of that idea at all.
NYC Schools Report: Test Scores Linked To Poverty, AttendanceA report released today by the city's Independent Budget Office states that students who are absent five or fewer days each year pass tests at a rate more than double that of students who miss 21 or more days a year.
NYC Agency: Street Vendor Rules Costly, ConfusingNew York City's Independent Budget Office says nearly $15 million in street vendor fines went unpaid in fiscal 2009.