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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
Letter Capital Spending
November 11, 2019The CBC recommends that the Governor sign A4880/S1673, which would improve capital planning for transportation infrastructure in New York State.
Blog State Budget
November 05, 2019The State must recognize actual and timely payments for the Medicaid program and explain how it will address the estimated $9 billion Medicaid budget shortfall.
Podcast episode Taxes
October 24, 2019$81.3 billion the amount of tax revenue New York State will collect in fiscal year 2020—46 percent of all resources in the $176 billion New York State budget.
Michael Schmidt, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, joined the podcast to parse the details on the State’s tax base and taxation policies.
October 18, 2019Without new funding or major savings in other areas, the proposed increase in the MTA police force will significantly increase the MTA’s operating deficit.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
Report State Budget
October 09, 2019State leaders have two options to reconcile the disconnect between reality and the budget: reduce Medicaid spending and/or achieve savings in other areas of the budget.
October 07, 2019Among large urban ferry systems, NYC Ferry's subsidy is second highest.
Podcast episode State Budget
October 04, 2019$7.3 trillion is the total assets of the more than 3,000 insurance and financial institutions regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). DFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell discusses DFS' critical role as a regulator.
Statement Health Care
October 03, 2019CBC President Andrew S. Rein released this statement on the Medicaid Payment Delays in the New York State Budget: "The State making an end of fiscal year 2019 Medicaid payment a week late was no mere delay. It was an obfuscation of the State’s fiscal condition, allowing the State to avoid addressing a deep and recurring problem."
Blog Public Workforce
September 25, 2019The MTA has committed to hiring 500 new police officers to address quality of life concerns, but it is necessary to understand this strategy comes at a cost.
September 16, 2019The MTA should answer three significant questions when it releases the full 2020-2024 Capital Plan.
Special Feature Transportation
August 31, 2019Explore the MTA Financial Plan with our Dashboard - Updated August 2019
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
Report Economic Development
August 20, 2019The Opportunity Zone program may amount to significant losses for both NYS and NYC before rising substantially in 2029.
August 18, 2019Transparency of outer borough transit account and MTA Capital Program “Set-Aside” funds
August 13, 2019PIT revenues are a significant - and volatile - part of State and City budgets.
Press Release Transportation
August 08, 2019Seventeen groups call on MTA Capital Program Review Board to follow open meetings law.