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Op Ed Health Care
June 20, 2016The State’s Department of Health and its Medicaid Redesign Team have developed and implemented strategies that have yielded significant quality improvements and savings, but much more is needed.
Op Ed City Budget
May 02, 2016Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget and accompanying four-year financial plan send a mixed message about New York City’s fiscal outlook. For the short term, economic performance and local revenues are exceeding expectations this year.
December 17, 2015Options for increasing the efficient use of land, reducing construction costs, and effectively using cross-subsidies should be explored to maximize the amount of affordable housing that can be produced.
Op Ed State Budget
January 28, 2015Last week, Citizens Budget Commission listed the Top Ten Things to Look for in the NYS 2016 Budget. Here is how they fared in the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Cuomo on January 21.
Op Ed State Budget
December 27, 2011As Governor Cuomo prepares his executive budget, he should seek structral changes that slow down the state's most potent cost-drivers (pensions, school aid and Medicaid), halt additional economic development spending and steer clear of budget tricks. Senior Research Associate Tammy Gamerman pens an op-ed for the New York Post.
Op Ed Housing
May 22, 2011CBC President Carol Kellermann pens an op-ed urging the State legislature to to extend, but not expand, rent regulation in New York City.
Testimony Health Care
January 28, 2011Savings can be achieved without denying needed care to low income New Yorkers through three strategies: (1) reducing non‐competitive rates paid to institutional providers; (2) rationalizing utilization of services; (3) tightening eligibility rules and practices to curb the misuse of Medicaid by middle and higher income families for long‐term care.