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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.
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.
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.
Press Release Economic Development
November 02, 2017CBC examined the process for setting assessment fees, their uses, and the city’s oversight of BIDs, and recommends increased public review and performance evaluation.
Press Release Pensions & Benefits
October 25, 2017NYC's Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) amounts to $95 billion. New policies should be implemented to reduce the financial burden on future generations.
Report Pensions & Benefits
October 25, 2017CBC presents options for tackling this looming $95 billion liability threatening New York City's fiscal health.
July 10, 2017New York State and local tax deductions, New York City’s $85 billion fiscal plan for 2018, and the inequity of New York City’s real estate property tax system.
Special Feature Public Workforce
May 19, 2017An infographic that shows the City's projected headcount increase from FY2018 to FY2021, the projected average compensation from FY2017 to FY2021, and the average pay by agency and category of worker in FY2016.
April 25, 2017A judicial review based on objective evidence presented in a public forum can be a catalyst for constructive change of the seriously flawed NYC property tax.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.
Report Public Workforce
January 06, 2017In collective bargaining, the Governor must balance paying workers fairly with keeping tax levels reasonable. More needs to be done to control rising fringe benefits costs.
February 04, 2008CBC recently looked at the option of expanding New York’s existing circuit breaker program to provide targeted relief to the neediest taxpayers as background for a forum on local tax relief convened on December 6, 2007. Based on that review of options the following points, outlined in this report, can be highlighted: 1) Circuit breakers are common; 2) New York’s circuit breaker needs reform; and 3) The poorly crafted School Tax Relief Program (STAR) would work better as a circuit breaker.