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December 18, 2019The City should work with the MTA to assure that Access-A-Ride will achieve firm financial footing while providing a cost-effective and efficient service.
December 05, 2019After months of public roundtables, will state lawmakers move to change the formula that determines aid for public schools? The Times Union’s Rachel Silberstein speaks with three education advocates about why they think it should happen.
December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
December 03, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues, not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education, and some wealthy districts have more than needed.
Video State Budget
November 26, 2019A mid-year New York State budget update shows a $6.1 billion gap estimated in Fiscal Year 2021 and even higher deficits projected in the following years.
November 25, 2019CBC has long seen housing affordability as a key factor affecting New York City’s long-term competitiveness.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
Testimony Economic Development
November 22, 2019CBC has long advocated for increasing accountability and improving the performance of all entities engaged in economic development spending.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
Video City Budget
November 10, 2019First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan and CBC President Andrew Rein sat down for a fireside chat to discuss the important issues being addressed by the Administration.
October 31, 2019Thousands of transit workers are turning up the heat on the MTA, demanding a new contract with a wage hike.
Video City Budget
October 29, 2019CBC President Andrew Rein explains the importance of voting "yes" on ballot question #4, which would allow for the creation of a “rainy day fund” and let the city save money during prosperous times.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
October 11, 2019Deputy Mayor Been joined CBC to discuss City housing and economic development policy in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
Testimony City Budget
June 27, 2019Establishing commercial waste zones can increase efficiency in collection, achieve substantial VMT reduction, and reduce the negative externalities.
Video City Budget
June 27, 2019At a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer discussed City fiscal policy, the need for rainy day reserves, and how to promote New York City’s competitiveness, among other topics.
June 12, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues—not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education in 2020.
May 31, 2019Do schools in NYS have enough money to provide a Sound Basic Education. CBC says yes, except for 21 districts.
Testimony Health Care
May 27, 2019Although NYHA’s goals are laudable, it is not feasible currently and would have significant unintended and possibly negative impacts on the State budget and some New Yorkers.