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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.
Report City Budget
November 25, 2018The City of New York spends more than $1.1 billion annually in an effort to provide its residents and visitors this vital service, but the money is not used wisely.
Press Release City Budget
November 25, 2018CBC today released a report that highlights major inefficiencies in the City's current EMS and identifies reforms.
Op Ed Economic Development
November 23, 2018As New Yorkers search for Black Friday deals, including on Amazon, we are also scrutinizing the deal offered to the retail giant to come to Long Island City.
October 31, 2018CBC announces that Andrew Rein has been selected as the next President of the organization
Report State Budget
October 18, 2018This report is a comprehensive analysis of NYS since Governor Cuomo assumed office. CBC examined seven key areas, such as demographic and economic trends, fiscal trends, health, and education.
Press Release State Budget
October 18, 2018The CBC released a comprehensive analysis of the major demographic, economic, and fiscal trends in New York State since Governor Andrew Cuomo assumed office on January 1, 2011.
Op Ed Housing
October 17, 2018The City's committment to create and preserve affordable housing units and make critical repairs at NYCHA is unprecedented. But can this effort address affordability for all rent-burdened New Yorkers?
October 11, 2018Housing affordability is a perennial concern of New Yorkers and their elected officials, and the production and preservation of affordable housing is a key priority of the de Blasio Administration.
October 01, 2018CBCreleased a detailed report that highlights flaws of NYS's approach to funding Medicaid and suggests strategies for eliminating the required local share.
Report Health Care
October 01, 2018For more than 50 years New York State has financed its Medicaid program in a unique way: the State requires New York City and the 57 other counties to pay more for Medicaid than all other local governments in the nation combined.
Report City Budget
September 18, 2018Paying down the City's debts should be a greater priority.
July 18, 2018Decisions to redirect capital dollars to other priorities and stretch inspection and maintenance cycles contributed to the decline in subway reliability, and challenges lay ahead for plans to purchase 3,600 new subway cars and retrofit 1,200 existing cars.
Press Release Housing
July 03, 2018"Stabilizing the Foundations" is a comprehensive report that details the causes of NYCHA's massive capital needs and presents recommendations that should be adopted to improve tenants' quality of life.
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.
Report Economic Development
June 22, 201891 bills active in this session would create and expand economic development programs. Until reform is enacted, these bills should be halted.
Press Release Economic Development
June 18, 2018Bills that would increase transparency of state business subsidies and fairness of economic development contracts have already passed State Senate 62-0 and 60-2.
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.
Op Ed Transportation
May 30, 2018The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a crucial agency, but it is badly governed and in need of reform.