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December 21, 2016The Board of Regents is calling for a $1.2 billion increase in school funding next year, including nearly $1.5 billion for foundation aid. However, he Citizens Budget Commission says there is a much cheaper way to help low-income students.
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.
Press Release Health Care
May 23, 2016This report finds that the strategies of the Medicaid Redesign Team and the New York State Department of Health have yielded significant savings and quality improvements, but realization of their full potential faces serious implementation challenges.
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.
Op Ed State Budget
April 03, 2016Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget projected out-year deficits of $1.2 billion, $3 billion and $3.4 billion in state fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 (before unspecified savings associated with adherence to a 2 percent state operating spending growth cap).