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Video State Budget
April 04, 2020David Friedfel from CBC breaks down the final spending plan and what it means for New Yorkers.
Blog Health Care
March 27, 2020To ensure a sustainable Medicaid program that can help New Yorkers most in need in the future, the Executive and Legislature should continue the course correction started by the MRT, especially as they enact a budget during these troubled times.
Statement State Budget
March 19, 2020The MRT had a difficult task to do with little time, and deserves credit for soliciting public feedback, considering hundreds of proposals, and rising to the challenge of proposing significant reforms and savings without recommending tax increases.
Report Health Care
March 05, 2020As lawmakers negotiate this year’s budget, they should review HCRA’s role in health care funding and its impact upon privately insured New Yorkers.
Testimony Health Care
March 02, 2020CBC offers these recommendations to the MRT and hopes they also guide State leaders when adopting the fiscal year 2021 budget.
February 21, 2020City taxpayers pay 71% on MTA non-toll, non-federal revenues.
Blog Public Workforce
February 18, 2020The agreements should include greater savings, including workrule changes, to offset the impact of these increased costs.
January 13, 2020While housing is the largest share of spending for most households, a more robust picture of affordability also should include transportation costs.
December 18, 2019The City should work with the MTA to assure that Access-A-Ride will achieve firm financial footing while providing a cost-effective and efficient service.
Report Health Care
December 16, 2019This report analyzes the system’s finances, compares H+H to other providers in the City, and outlines options to right-size the City subsidy and improve H+H's fiscal future.
Press Release Health Care
December 16, 2019Majority of H+H Deficit was due to low revenue for care to Medicaid patients, not uncompensated care for the uninsured.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
Podcast episode State Budget
December 11, 2019$28.8 billion is the cumulative four-year budget gap facing New York State between fiscal years 2020 and 2023. CBC President Andrew Rein joined the podcast to explain how the State should get its fiscal house in order. And for a special treat, CBC's Andrew Perry and Ana Champeny discuss regional economic development and NYC property taxes. Happy Holidays!
Letter State Budget
December 10, 2019The Citizens Budget Commission welcomes the recognition that the State must immediately address its serious fiscal imbalance.
December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
Podcast episode Transportation
November 21, 2019275 is the number of meetings Veronica Vanterpool has attended since she was appointed to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She is one of four individuals appointed by the Mayor to the 21 member board. She joined the pod to discuss her time on the board, the important challenges facing the MTA, and more.
Press Release Transportation
November 15, 2019Twenty groups representing rider, watchdog and industry groups today sent a letter to the MTA Board urging it to promptly appoint the Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB) and ensure that body follows the state Open Meetings Law (OML).
November 14, 2019Statement by CBC President Andrew S. Rein on the MTA 2020 Final Proposed Budget and November 2020-2023 Financial Plan.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years