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Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
December 07, 2010Senior Research Associate Maria Doulis pens an op-ed on the need to reform public employee pensions that costs state and local governments nearly $1.5 billion.
Op Ed State Budget
November 07, 2010CBC President Carol Kellermann offers advise to the upcoming Cuomo administration on the State budget, namely to end overspending in the areas of school aid, Medicaid and employee compensation.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
July 22, 2010The fiscal realities of the time have not deterred the Legislature from advancing dozens of bills enhancing benefits for State and local employees and retirees. Three were already sent to you for consideration this week; another will be shortly. We are writing to ask that you veto them.
Op Ed Housing
July 06, 2010The push to continue rent regulation is fueled by far more populist rhetoric than economic reason. As a corrective, a new report by the Citizens Budget Commission reveals some startling facts about the current system.
Op Ed Economic Development
June 02, 2010Deputy Research Director Elizabeth Lynam penned an op-ed in the Albany Times Union that advocates for the overhaul of the State's economic development programs in order to capture true job creation with scarce resources.
Letter Economic Development
April 12, 2010This letter was written to urge the State legislature to allow the seriously flawed Empire Zones program to sunset as of June 30, 2010, as established by law, and to enact the Excelsior program as proposed by the Governor.