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December 21, 2017The Special Committee consists of CBC trustees, civic leaders, and policy experts, and will identify the greatest impacts and options for appropriate state and local government action.
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
August 08, 2017System enhancements have often been prioritized over capital improvements of the MTA's infrastructure. The sensible and ambitious turnaround plan should be funded by motorists and increased labor productivity.
August 07, 2017Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to raise the top rate on the personal income tax is not an appropriate way to raise funds.
July 20, 2017Is the enhancement of 32 stations at a cost of nearly $1 billion worth the trade-off against other capital needs?
June 26, 2017Joe Lhota returns as Chairman of the MTA. Much has occurred since Lhota last chaired the MTA, and the following charts illustrate the agency’s current plight.
June 15, 2017The MTA's revised capital plan adds $2.8 billion investments, but the new money and other changes are not wholly aligned with what is needed to get the trains running on time
April 25, 2017A judicial review based on objective evidence presented in a public forum can be a catalyst for constructive change of the seriously flawed NYC property tax.
Blog Health Care
April 18, 2017Taxes initially earmarked for health care programs are now being transferred to the State's General Fund and used for other purposes. The Legislature should replace them in future budgets.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.
Statement Health Care
March 22, 2017The recent addition of the “Collins Amendment” to the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act provides a strong incentive for New York’s Governor and Legislature to eliminate the mandated local share of Medicaid costs, a policy change long advocated by the Citizens Budget Commission.
Blog State Budget
March 16, 2017The NYS FY2018 Executive Budget includes three proposals to reduce the State’s cost of providing retiree health insurance. Budget savings would be modest, but the reduction in the OPEB liability would be significant.
March 15, 2017The MTA's modified financial plan include 5 noteworthy changes which have the combined impact of slightly worsening the agency’s fiscal outlook.
March 09, 2017Do the State's transportation and transit investments really achieve "parity" between the DOT and the MTA? They don't -- and they shouldn't.