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December 12, 2016This report explains why Foundation Aid, a need-based State school aid program, was developed, what is wrong with it, and how to make it better.
September 07, 2016CBC unpacks 5 myths about the crowding problem in New York City Schools. While crowding persists in some districts, there is excess capacity citywide.
Report State Budget
June 20, 2016The impact of a possible recession could be as high as $59 billion, or 18.2 percent of tax revenues over four years.
Report Health Care
May 20, 2016This report assess the progress of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT), launched in 2011, in implementing strategies to curb costs and improve the quality of care in Medicaid.
January 11, 2016This school year New York State will spend $23.5 billion on aid to school districts, accounting for 25 percent of the state-funded operating budget. The State’s role in K-12 public education is critical to offsetting disparities in local wealth and student need, yet numerous problems remain in the state school aid formulas. In advance of the Governor’s budget proposal for next year, this primer outlines how state school aid functions and how to better target state resources.
December 12, 2012This brief examines education funding in New York State with an emphasis on the distribution of funding versus costs across school districts. The brief includes recommended reforms to the State aid formulas in order to better target resources to the neediest districts and promote greater efficiency in school district management.
Report Economic Development
October 10, 2012This brief analyzes the first round of awards for New York State's Regional Economic Development Councils and provides recommendations to standardize and improve evaluation of programs, as well as move toward a unified economic development budget.
Report Pensions & Benefits
January 10, 2012This brief examines pension cost growth in New York State and its effect on the New York's competitiveness. It recommends the adoption of a new tier of pension plans known as the Tier VI Proposal.
Report State Budget
July 11, 2001This Competitiveness Scorecard assesses the performance of the State of New York over the past five years. The scorecard examines nine different factors that contribute to economic and social well-being and compares New York to eleven other states.
Report Capital Spending
October 17, 2000Presents a new approach for determining how much the State and City should borrow, including criteria for deciding how much state and local debt is affordable.