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Blog City Budget
December 05, 2012This blog explains why a savings plan, known as the "PEG" is necessary in the Nov 2013 NYC budget modification, examines the savings, and offers broader perspective on the city's fiscal challenges.
Video Health Care
October 17, 2012CBC Breakfast with HHC President and CEO Dr. Ram Raju in October 2012.
September 09, 2012MTA revenue lost from the payroll mobility tax could be made up in a way that is far more burdensome to suburban commuters.
Blog State Budget
July 01, 2012“Excusable” borrowing appears now to be growing, extending to accrued sick leave and vacation days that are claimed by departing employees without money having been set aside to pay for them.
Blog City Budget
June 21, 2012The Mayor and City Council's “budget dance” focuses largely on child care slots and after-school programs, but should really be about the City’s overly generous contributions to the health insurance of former City employees and their spouses.
Report City Budget
May 30, 2012This report makes the case for a significant change in the New York City Department of Sanitation's solid waste disposal practices, a shift from heavy reliance on long-distance exporting to landfills to greater reliance on use of local waste-to-energy facilities.
Special Feature City Budget
May 20, 2012An infographic summarizing the fiscal and environmental cost of garbage in New York City, with a focus on the Department of Sanitation's operations.
Report Health Care
April 23, 2012This report assesses New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's (HHC) critical role within the health care safety net protecting lower income New Yorkers, and it explores two significant fiscal challenges in the coming years: threats to City-supported revenues and an inadequate gap-closing plan.
Blog Economic Development
April 11, 2012In New York City, current reporting requirements fall short of capturing the full amount of spending in the name of economic development.
Blog City Budget
February 09, 2012Tax revenues are not exceeding expectations; they are just on target.
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.
Letter City Budget
April 29, 2008Any deferral from meeting GASB 49 standards on pollution remediation should be limited to one year.
February 04, 2008CBC recently looked at the option of expanding New York’s existing circuit breaker program to provide targeted relief to the neediest taxpayers as background for a forum on local tax relief convened on December 6, 2007. Based on that review of options the following points, outlined in this report, can be highlighted: 1) Circuit breakers are common; 2) New York’s circuit breaker needs reform; and 3) The poorly crafted School Tax Relief Program (STAR) would work better as a circuit breaker.
Report Public Workforce
December 12, 2000Report presenting recommendations for contracts to be negotiated with municipal employees that would help reduce the cost of public services, improve the quality of those services, and enhance the income and working conditions of New York's civil servants.
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.