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Testimony Capital Spending
February 12, 2019Intro. No. 113 would require the City of New York to produce an online database of all pending construction projects that includes initial and current completion dates and costs.
Statement Health Care
February 11, 2019The revised version of the New York Health Act (NYHA) released today is a well-intentioned proposal to continue to increase access to insurance coverage and reduce barriers to quality health care for New Yorkers, but currently it is not a feasible measure.
Statement City Budget
February 07, 2019In this uncertain economic environment, Mayor Bill de Blasio is right to urge caution and has announced the first Program to Eliminate the Gap (PEG) of his administration to be implemented in the Executive Budget. But for now, the City of New York Preliminary Budget Fiscal Year 2020 shows modest restraint in spending growth.
February 06, 2019In the aggregate New York State spends enough to provide all students with a sound basic education; however, State school aid is not targeted well enough to achieve this goal in all districts.
Op Ed Transportation
January 24, 2019Exasperated straphangers are expressing frustration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to raise fares when, they say, service shows little sign of improvement.
Statement State Budget
January 16, 2019Governor Andrew Cuomo FY 2020 Executive Budget addresses some policy priorities in a prudent manner, but fails to adequately control spending and build reserves.
Statement Economic Development
January 03, 2019After Biggest Bid-Rigging Scandal in State History, Governor and Legislature Must Act on Clean Contracting in 2019
December 18, 2018The Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup Report released today provides a sober look at the fiscal and managerial challenges facing the MTA.
December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
Testimony Pensions & Benefits
November 29, 2018Savings to health benefit expenditures are crucial to attaining labor settlements that are fair and reasonable for both City employees and taxpayers.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
November 27, 2018CBC Recommends veto of A8164-b/S3770-b, A8402-b/S6435-b, A9909/S7705, A9910/S7704, and A10735/S7933.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
Op Ed Economic Development
November 23, 2018As New Yorkers search for Black Friday deals, including on Amazon, we are also scrutinizing the deal offered to the retail giant to come to Long Island City.
November 16, 2018Expanding public-private partnerships is a big step in the right direction, and more needs to be done to put NYCHA on sounder footing.
November 15, 2018NYCHA has an astounding $32 billion in capital needs, a nearly fivefold increase over the last decade. Today nearly all its properties require substantial rehabilitation.
Op Ed Housing
October 17, 2018The City's committment to create and preserve affordable housing units and make critical repairs at NYCHA is unprecedented. But can this effort address affordability for all rent-burdened New Yorkers?
Testimony City Budget
September 20, 2018Because of low participation and inadequate organic waste processing capacity, the organics collection program is not ready for citywide expansion.
Letter Economic Development
August 14, 2018The Governor should veto ten bills that would expand the State’s economic development programs. Three of the bills would expand or enrich existing programs, six bills would create a new targeted program, and one bill would create a new broad program.
July 26, 2018A UBT is needed to blunt the impact of federal tax reform; here are CBC's recommendations for designing it.