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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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Former Lt. Gov. Ravitch: My Life in Government

Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

New York: Where Wilderness Preservation Began – Motivating New Leadership A Celebration of the Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary

Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve in Cooperation With the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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Rockefeller-Fels Study to Examine the National Implementation of the ACA

Determining the effectiveness of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 35 states is the goal of a new research initiative by the Rockefeller Institute of SUNY and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. The collaboration between these two organizations aims to provide accessible, user-friendly, clear, and objective reports that can assist the public, governments, service providers, and experts in the process of reforming American health care.
   The first regional and state reports of the Rockefeller-Fels network, focusing on the Western United States, are being issued before the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama on March 23, 2010. Later reports will describe ACA implementation in the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern states.
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State Tax Revenues Slow in Fourth Quarter

Tax data for the October-December quarter of 2013 show that personal income tax (PIT) growth slowed to 1 percent, down from 5.3 percent in the third quarter, and down from an average of 15.9 percent in the three quarters before that. The growth in personal income tax collections will likely be much softer in the first half of 2014. Sales tax revenues for the fourth quarter have been resilient, suggesting that the income tax weakening may be driven more by the depressing effects of temporary factors. However, in most states, the overall trend in tax collections for fiscal 2014 is positive.
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Poverty, Innovation, and Evidence-Based Policymaking in NYC

In a new report, the Rockefeller Institute analyzed the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, an innovative institution committed to trying and testing diverse ways of reducing urban poverty and making policy decisions based on the results.

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The Institute in the news...

U.S. State Government Tax Revenue Rises Third Year to Record;

Bloomberg quotes Senior Researcher Donald Boyd in this story on tax revenue increases.

Bridgewater: 85 Percent of Public Pension Funds Will Go Bust Within 30 Years;

The Institute’s recent pension reform research is cited in this analysis of public pension funding.

Expect heavier rains, more severe flooding in Upstate New York, experts say; The Post-Standard

Lessons learned from the Institute’s forum on severe weather incidents in upstate New York.

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