Lucy Lang: Appointed as the New Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution

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With a focus on fairness in prosecution, John Jay President Karol V. Mason and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the appointment of Lucy Lang as Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution(IIP) at John Jay College. The IIP (@iip_johnjay) is a groundbreaking partnership between the Manhattan District Attorney and New York’s preeminent college of criminal justice.

Founded in 2016 to support the development of next generation ideas and training for the leaders in the field of prosecution, IIP brings together prosecutors, academics, law enforcement officials and community leaders to examine and develop practical solutions to the critical issues facing the criminal justice system in the 21st century. Including public safety and accountability while improving fairness in the system.

How Does New York Tax It’s Residential Housing Stock?

One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle: owners of one-, two-, and three-family homes are subject to highly disparate effective tax rates due to statutory caps on the growth in the assessed values of their homes. This means that homeowners in areas where property values are growing quickly benefit at the expense of those whose property values are relatively stable. The inequitable tax burdens among small homeowners are some of the most prominent and compelling reasons for reform of the City’s property tax system.

New York City Homeowners- Who’s Got the Unfairest Tax Burden of Them All?