To make big impacts on jail populations, we need to expand who we think of as good candidates for diversion or release, and we need to speed up case processing for others who must stay in custody for public-safety reasons.
July 10, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News
July 9, 2018 | Featured, News
Dallas, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa Announce 2018 Equality/Equity Scores Working with the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) and 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the cities of Dallas, Oakland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Tulsa have taken significant steps toward addressing inequality in their cities. Each city, […]
ISLG Board Chair Marc Shaw Tapped to Co-Chair Advisory Commission to Recommend Reforms to New York City’s Property Tax SystemMay 31, 2018 | Featured, News
ISLG Board Chair Marc Shaw has been tapped to co-chair an Advisory Commission to Recommend Reforms to New York City’s Property Tax System, as announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
New York City Political Leaders Selected for 2018 Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and PracticeApril 5, 2018 | Featured, Issues, News
Fifteen recently elected members of the New York City Council and state legislature have been selected as 2018 recipients of the CUNY ISLG Lindsay Fellowship in Government Leadership and Practice.
March 7, 2018 | Featured, News
The Equitable Development Guidelines, a new tool for real estate developers released today, outline a comprehensive set of standards to help ensure that real estate developers’ projects benefit the community, respond to local needs, and result in positive impacts on the social and economic well-being of individuals and neighborhoods.
December 14, 2017 | Featured, News
A new report released by the Equality Indicators, a project of the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, found that inequality has improved slightly overall over the past year, with both positive and negative results in specific areas, demonstrating the difficulty in combating enmeshed disparities in a city like New York.
November 2, 2017 | Featured, News
This multi-year study assesses the quality of states’ budgeting practices, including public worker retirement funding and disclosure of budgetary and other critical fiscal data. This work lays the groundwork for governors, legislators, civic organizations, and citizens concerned about fiscal stewardship to effect meaningful improvements in the quality and transparency of state budgets in a time of fiscal stress for many governments.
October 31, 2017 | Featured, News
The gender gap on the City Council is likely to continue to widen, with female representation dropping to as low as 23.5 percent after the election next week, according to an analysis by the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG). While women account for 52 percent of New York City’s population, only 47 […]
DA Vance Invests $7.1 Million in Social Enterprises to Employ At-Risk Youth and Formerly Incarcerated New YorkersOctober 23, 2017 | News
Grants Mark First Social Enterprise Funding by a Law Enforcement Agency in the United Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $7.1 million in three social enterprises – run by Drive Change, Sweet Generation Bakery, and The HOPE Program – creating employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and […]
October 5, 2017 | News
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $3,750,000 to enhance and expand innovative programs for youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. The three-year grants awarded to The Door and Graham Windham are expected to serve approximately 500 New Yorkers ages 16- to 24-years-old each year. The […]