On Wednesday, December 20, at 6:00 pm, I hosted an emergency teach-in on the impacts of the federal tax “reform” bill under consideration in Congress. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and I delivered introductory remarks. Speakers included Preston Niblack, NYC Deputy Comptroller for Budget, Kathy Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, Martha Stark, Professor at NYU-Wagner School of Public Affairs and former NYC Commissioner of Finance, and Mark Willis, Senior Policy Fellow at NYU Furman Center. The panel was moderated by Greg David, Director of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Business Reporting Program and Crain’s New York Business columnist. The so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” under consideration in Congress would have dramatic effects on all Americans, but could have particularly extreme consequences for New York residents.