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December 21, 2017The Special Committee consists of CBC trustees, civic leaders, and policy experts, and will identify the greatest impacts and options for appropriate state and local government action.
Podcast episode Transportation
December 20, 20172.7% is the economic growth forecast for 2018 in the Port Authority’s 17-county region, which encompasses more than 200 municipalities. The Port Authority's Chief Economist Alex Heil joined WT[D]P to discuss the economic and transportation trends that impact the Port's bottom line.
December 20, 2017Part 1 of our analysis reviews NYCHA's capital needs and spending patterns over the last 5 years.
Video State Budget
December 19, 2017The state faces significant fiscal challenges in the coming year amid changes on the federal level. In 2018 the state is estimated to have a budget deficit of as much as $4.6 billion.
Op Ed Transportation
December 19, 2017At next month’s State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to unveil a congestion-pricing proposal that would generate a dedicated funding stream for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Blog State Budget
December 17, 2017With a reported gap between $4.4 billion and $6.3 billion, and billions in federal changes yet to be recognized, here's what CBC will ask when Governor Cuomo rolls out the 2019 Executive Budget.
Video Economic Development
December 15, 2017NYCED President and CEO James Patchett joined the CBC to discuss the role of NYCEDC during a period of economic growth in New York City.
December 14, 2017CBC calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto bill that would require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide two free transfers between subways and buses within a two-hour period.
Podcast episode Transportation
December 14, 20171996 is the last time a comprehensive regional plan was issued by the Regional Plan Association. Special guest Chris Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Planner at RPA, joined the podcast to discuss the 4th Regional Plan, which was released last month. The plan contains 61 separate recommendations in four action areas that represent major challenges and areas of opportunity.
Op Ed State Budget
December 13, 2017The Citizens Budget Commission is a long-time critic of the New York State Film Tax Credit program and supports its repeal. However, due to some unusual provisions of state tax law, repeal of the credit will not yield immediate state savings.
Report Pensions & Benefits
December 07, 2017The State Legislature passed 26 bills. Click to learn more.
Podcast episode City Budget
December 06, 201710 years is the amount of time the de Blasio administration says it will take to shut down Rikers Island.
Special guest Michael Jacobson is the executive director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance. He was once the City's Correction Commissioner as well as the Probation Commissioner. He is a member of the Lippman Commission, convened by the City Council to solve the crisis at Rikers. Michael joined the podcast to discuss the Commission's findings--namely to close Rikers and move the inmates to facilities near courthouses and civic centers throughout the boroughs.
Report Economic Development
December 05, 2017This report provides an overview of TIF and a five-point checklist drawn from lessons learned from past projects to help identify potential TIF projects.
Podcast episode Taxes
November 30, 2017$26 billion is the amount of property taxes the City will collect this fiscal year-- it is the largest single source of revenue that funds NYC government. Special guest Martha Stark is a former Commissioner of the Department of Finance. She joined the podcast to discuss the complexities of the system for valuing and taxing real property and explained why reform is badly needed.
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
Statement City Budget
November 21, 2017We await January's plan to indicate how the Administration intends to address potential storm clouds on the horizon and to fund new initiatives the Mayor has discussed.
Letter Economic Development
November 20, 2017CBC recommends Governor Cuomo veto three bills that would expand an economic development program.
Podcast episode Economic Development
November 16, 201744 is the number of days left in term-limited Council Member Daniel Garodnick's tenure. Council Member Garodnick has been a voice of reason in the City Council, having raised important questions about the city budget, economic development, and contracts. He chairs the City Council's Committee on Economic Development, is on the budget negotiating team, and in his final months has been fighting to pass reform of the commercial rent tax.
Video State Budget
November 16, 2017Governor Andrew Cuomo is back in New York after a rare, overnight trip to California, fundraising with Hollywood executives whose industry has benefited from New York's $420 million film tax credit program.
Video Health Care
November 13, 2017This event is the first of a series of symposiums on challenges in implementing Medicaid redesign strategies. Keynote address and presentation were given by NYS Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson.