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Op Ed Capital Spending
July 23, 2014New York State will soon receive more than $4 billion in settlements from large financial institutions. It is an unprecedented windfall and it is generating discussion about what to do with the money.
Letter State Budget
March 05, 2014This letter expresses support for Executive Budget tax reforms, but recommends that action on the property tax relief proposals be deferred until their design is improved and the surplus necessary to sustain them is achieved.
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.