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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 Health Care
November 29, 2010Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, facing a $9 billion projected gap in the state budget when he takes office in January, should move quickly to rein in the state's out-of-control Medicaid spending.
Op Ed City Budget
April 10, 2010Executive Vice President and Director of Research Charles Brecher pens this op-ed that discusses ways to rein in growth of the City's retirement benefits, notably pensions and health insurance.