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A Fine Myth Dispelled: City Collecting Less Cash For Violations

According to the city’s Independent Budget Office, the Bloomberg Administration is hauling in less money from fines than it did a few years ago.

08/13/2013

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City Schools Chancellor Scoffs At Suggestion Of Eliminating Summer School

The 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.

04/28/2012

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NYC Schools Report: Test Scores Linked To Poverty, Attendance

A 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.

09/14/2011

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NYC Agency: Street Vendor Rules Costly, Confusing

New York City’s Independent Budget Office says nearly $15 million in street vendor fines went unpaid in fiscal 2009.

11/10/2010