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Letter Economic Development
December 18, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7476/S5445, which will authorize the Office of the State Comptroller to audit local development corporations.
Report Economic Development
December 17, 2019This report assesses REDC design and implementation based on best practices identified through case studies of successful local revitalization efforts in the U.S.
Podcast episode State Budget
December 11, 2019$28.8 billion is the cumulative four-year budget gap facing New York State between fiscal years 2020 and 2023. CBC President Andrew Rein joined the podcast to explain how the State should get its fiscal house in order. And for a special treat, CBC's Andrew Perry and Ana Champeny discuss regional economic development and NYC property taxes. Happy Holidays!
Letter State Budget
December 10, 2019The Citizens Budget Commission welcomes the recognition that the State must immediately address its serious fiscal imbalance.
Press Release State Budget
December 09, 2019CBC Report Finds Massive Needed Scale Up of Renewable Generation Capacity Infeasible in Time to Meet 2030 Goal.
Report State Budget
December 09, 2019While GHG emissions have risen in other large states like Texas and Florida, New York has been a leader in reducing GHG emissions; the continued focus on getting greener through further emissions reductions is necessary and important.
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.
Letter Capital Spending
November 27, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7636B/S6293A, which would authorize NYC to use design-build and other innovative capital procurement methods.
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.
Testimony Economic Development
November 22, 2019CBC has long advocated for increasing accountability and improving the performance of all entities engaged in economic development spending.
Statement State Budget
November 22, 2019Statement by Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) President Andrew S. Rein on the New York State FY 2020 Midyear Update
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.
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.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
October 18, 2019The Governor should veto all 18 bills and send a strong message that past reforms will not be overturned.
Blog Public Workforce
October 17, 2019Here are four facts about full-time NYC employees in fiscal year 2019.
October 11, 2019Deputy Mayor Been joined CBC to discuss City housing and economic development policy in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.