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July 09, 2019Administrative solutions can reduce school crowding and limit the need to build expensive new school buildings.
Blog Capital Spending
June 07, 2019Like most other spending decisions, capital spending is best decided during budget negotiations.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
May 01, 2019For the remaining seven weeks of the legislative session, members will propose to enhance the benefits of State and local public employees and retirees.
Report Public Workforce
April 30, 2019The MTA's fiscal outlook is dire, and improving it requires a multipronged approach. Paramount in the effort is slowing the growth of labor costs.
Letter City Budget
March 26, 2019CBC's proposal to focus the Borough President capital budget role on identifying needs and providing recommendations.
Podcast episode Transportation
March 21, 2019202 is the number traffic related fatalities in NYC in 2018, a record low. NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined the podcast to discuss the success of Vision Zero, her approach to managing city transit, and her role on the MTA Board.
March 19, 2019Options for raising sufficient funds for roads and transit statewide include increasing tolls and fees, enacting congestion pricing, and implementing a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) fee.
Special Feature Capital Spending
March 04, 2019New York City debt outstanding grew to $119 billion—76 percent since 2005.
Testimony Capital Spending
February 12, 2019Intro. No. 113 would require the City of New York to produce an online database of all pending construction projects that includes initial and current completion dates and costs.
December 13, 2018This paper was prepared by HR&A Advisors as a background paper for the December 2018 CBC Conference on most important fiscal and economic issues facing New York State. The paper provides recommendations for how NYS should prioritize, fund, and deliver key infrastructure investments.
Testimony Pensions & Benefits
November 29, 2018Savings to health benefit expenditures are crucial to attaining labor settlements that are fair and reasonable for both City employees and taxpayers.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
November 27, 2018CBC Recommends veto of A8164-b/S3770-b, A8402-b/S6435-b, A9909/S7705, A9910/S7704, and A10735/S7933.
November 15, 2018NYCHA has an astounding $32 billion in capital needs, a nearly fivefold increase over the last decade. Today nearly all its properties require substantial rehabilitation.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
October 31, 2018The City's liabilities reached a record $257.3 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion since fiscal year 2017.
Report City Budget
September 18, 2018Paying down the City's debts should be a greater priority.
Letter Capital Spending
July 05, 2018With the Capital Commitment Plan now topping $82 billion, it is more important than ever to find ways to reduce costs and speed up project delivery.
July 03, 2018Rather than continue as the nation’s largest landlord, NYCHA should transition to an affordable housing steward employing a full range of strategies to preserve the affordability of its units.
July 02, 2018Radical changes need to be undertaken immediately
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
June 15, 2018The City Council adopted a budget for fiscal year 2019 that totals almost $90 billion. Almost $10 billion will be devoted to pensions for public employees, and the amount is projected to grow. And yet, for some, this is not enough.