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Op Ed State Budget
December 17, 2012Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have successfully tackled serious budget issues in recent years, but important challenges remain. These must be addressed in his next budget in order to improve the state's fiscal condition and give local governments better tools to manage their structural deficits.
Op Ed City Budget
June 03, 2012New York City generates more than 25 tons of garbage per minute. That's 14 million tons per year, and the city's Department of Sanitation spends $2 billion annually to collect and dispose of about a third of it.
Statement City Budget
March 14, 2012The $500 million CityTime settlement announced today is welcome news to New Yorkers. It is important that the recouped funds be used, not for short-term budget relief and restorations, but to help defray the costs of the City’s capital program.
Testimony Economic Development
January 31, 2012First, the legislature should not authorize additional funds for another round of regional competition until the “hydra” of economic development is tamed. And second, they should improve the accountability and transparency of all expenditures in this area.
Op Ed Economic Development
September 27, 2011CBC Vice President and Director of State Studies Elizabeth Lynam pens an op-ed listing four principles to govern the operation of the new regional economic development councils. These principles will help the state face the sizable challenges ahead and avoid the mistakes made in past economic development efforts.
Op Ed Capital Spending
July 10, 2011In the July 2011 edition of the PPP Journal, Senior Research Associate Maria Doulis reviews the success of public-private partnerships in NYC and considers opportunities for pursuing additional PPPs.