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Op Ed City Budget
May 22, 2019While de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson have both stressed the importance of preparing for an eventual economic downturn, the mayor's proposal falls short of what's needed.
May 22, 2019It will cost NYS school districts approximately $62.6 billion to provide a sound basic education to all students, yet several districts will not have enough funding.
Video City Budget
May 17, 2019OMB Director Melanie Hartzog presented the New York City Executive Budget to CBC Trustees and to answered important questions.
May 14, 2019The Rockefeller Institute of Government and CBC hosted "Switching Gears: A New Way to Fund Transportation," a presentation and expert panel discussion on the vehicle-miles travel (VMT) fee.
Special Feature Public Workforce
May 14, 2019Track the City's total headcount growth back to fiscal year 2004 - shows growth by employee category and which agencies are projected to grow the most in the coming years.
Special Feature City Budget
May 14, 2019The Budget Navigator is an online tool that allows New Yorkers to be their own budget watchdogs. Users can examine New York State or City revenues and expenses to determine levels of funding in recent years, analyze trends, and see how that funding compares between departments and services.
Special Feature City Budget
May 13, 2019A snapshot of NYC's budget, including projections for spending, headcount, savings, liabilities, and revenue shortfalls in case of a recession.
May 13, 2019A new report by the Citizens Budget Commission says New York needs $5.7 billion to keep roads in “good repair.”
Podcast episode Transportation
May 09, 2019125,323 is the number of vehicles licensed by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission in 2018. The dramatic rise of for-hire vehicles has posed new challenges, and at the forefront of using data to tackle these challenges was former TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi, now a visiting scholar at NYU Wagner.
Testimony City Budget
May 09, 2019CBC recommends this Commission exercise caution when proposing changes to the City’s fiscal management structures and processes.
May 08, 2019The new congestion pricing fee serves the dual goals of raising revenue and reducing traffic congestion; however, the measure is not a complete solution to the State’s need for transportation funding.
May 02, 2019When considering reform, the Legislature should evaluate the potential to worsen rather than improve tenants’ living conditions.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
May 01, 2019For the remaining seven weeks of the legislative session, members of the Assembly and Senate will devote their energies to moving bills through the legislative process, including proposals to enhance the benefits of State and local public employees and retirees.
Podcast episode City Budget
April 30, 2019$92.5 billion is the size of the NYC Executive Budget for FY 2020, an increase of 29% in total spending since Bill de Blasio's first year as Mayor. Joining the podcast to review budget highlights is Yoav Gonen, City Hall reporter for The City.
Press Release Transportation
April 30, 2019CBC released a report detailing the critical need to slow the growth of labor expenses if the MTA is to become fiscally sound.
Report Public Workforce
April 30, 2019The MTA's fiscal outlook is dire, and improving it requires a multipronged approach. Paramount in the effort is slowing the growth of labor costs.
Statement City Budget
April 25, 2019Mayor de Blasio’s stay-the-course budget does not take the steps needed to preserve services or forestall tax increases in the eventual hard times.
Report Health Care
April 25, 2019This discussion paper outlines lessons from previous and existing efforts to coordinate the care of duals, and suggests five strategies for the State to consider moving forward.