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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.
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.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
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 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’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.
Statement State Budget
November 22, 2019Statement by Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) President Andrew S. Rein on the New York State FY 2020 Midyear Update
Podcast episode Transportation
November 21, 2019275 is the number of meetings Veronica Vanterpool has attended since she was appointed to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She is one of four individuals appointed by the Mayor to the 21 member board. She joined the pod to discuss her time on the board, the important challenges facing the MTA, and more.
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.
Press Release Transportation
November 15, 2019Twenty groups representing rider, watchdog and industry groups today sent a letter to the MTA Board urging it to promptly appoint the Traffic Mobility Review Board (TMRB) and ensure that body follows the state Open Meetings Law (OML).
November 14, 2019Statement by CBC President Andrew S. Rein on the MTA 2020 Final Proposed Budget and November 2020-2023 Financial Plan.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
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.