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Testimony Economic Development
November 13, 2017Testimony on economic development programs that leverage state funds to translate technological advancements into viable long-term business development and economic growth.
Press Release Economic Development
November 02, 2017CBC examined the process for setting assessment fees, their uses, and the city’s oversight of BIDs, and recommends increased public review and performance evaluation.
Blog City Budget
October 20, 2017New Yorkers tell us what the biggest issues are requiring the attention of city government. Click to see how your neighbors responded.
September 07, 2017Based on the most recent national data, New York spends more per pupil than any other state: $21,206 per pupil compared to the national average of $11,392 as of the 2014-2015 school year.
May 24, 2017CBC offers two recommendations for improving the school planning and siting process: maximize use of existing capacity, and target new capacity to areas with the highest need.
Press Release City Budget
May 16, 2017The results show which municipal services are in greatest need of improvement.
April 20, 2017In order to adequately fund education in all districts without excessive state spending, more comprehensive modifications are required.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.
February 09, 2017Big changes proposed to Foundation Aid bake in existing inequities.
Testimony Economic Development
January 31, 2017The growth of economic development costs should be halted until the effectiveness is demonstrated through standardized performance measures and transparent reporting.
Testimony City Budget
January 30, 2017CBC opposes extending the Department of Small Business Services program providing grants to companies that provide school bus transportation in order to maintain the wages and benefits of certain employees for a third year.
October 15, 2014What are the challenges facing the New York State Education Department's (NYSED)?
June 01, 2014New U.S. Census data show New York maintained its position as the top per-pupil spender among states on public elementary-secondary education in 2012.
April 03, 2014The fiscal year 2015 New York State enacted budget increased school aid by $1.1 billion for school year 2014-15, or 5.4 percent - above the "cap" of 4 percent.
March 11, 2014Large increase in school aid proposed in the State fiscal year 2014-15 Executive Budget will be misdirected to school districts with less need than others.
January 27, 2014Reviews Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fiscal year 2014-15 Executive Budget school aid proposal.
Blog State Budget
December 19, 2011The Governor should avoid more new taxes as the way to close the rest of the budget gap and instead focus on containing spending growth in Medicaid, pensions, education, and economic development.
November 01, 2011New York State imposes more than 200 special education mandates above and beyond those required by federal law; changes are needed to bring NY in line with other states.
May 01, 2011Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering a proposal from SUNY-Buffalo to give that university greater autonomy. The proposal deserves support and should be extended to all SUNY schools.