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Blog State Budget
December 13, 2018There is significant revenue potential from the marijuana industry, but research suggests that many months or years of careful planning precede consistent revenues.
September 13, 2018NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is charged with recommending reforms to make the NYC property tax fairer, simpler, and more transparent. CBC, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Wagner convened a panel to discuss the current property tax system and the reforms that should be pursued.
September 12, 2018One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle.
Video State Budget
February 15, 2018NYS Budget Director Robert Mujica presents the annual New York State Executive Budget Briefing to CBC.
Video City Budget
February 04, 2018Citizens Budget Commission President Carol Kellerman sat down with Errol Louis to share some of her concerns over Mayor de Blasio’s proposed budget.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
January 24, 2018The federal tax overhaul passed last month may have enormous impacts in New York. What can we expect and what are the best responses?
July 10, 2017New York State and local tax deductions, New York City’s $85 billion fiscal plan for 2018, and the inequity of New York City’s real estate property tax system.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.