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Blog Pensions & Benefits
December 28, 2014In its recent mid-year budget modification the de Blasio administration credited a coalition of municipal employee unions with achieving $1.3 billion in savings in the City’s employee and retiree health insurance costs. Yet the unions have not agreed to any changes in the plan, and the City and the unions have taken no actions to reduce costs. How can this be?
Blog State Budget
December 15, 2014Three questions for determining good uses of one-time revenues.
December 11, 2014CBC Breakfast with City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod in December 2014.
Video Health Care
November 18, 2014CBC Breakfast with HHC President and CEO Dr. Ram Raju in November 2014.
Video Capital Spending
November 12, 2014Video of a panel discussion examining the hindrances of NY's procurement rules and detailing how alternative" service delivery methodologies contributed to the success of both public and private projects in NY.
Report Health Care
November 06, 2014HHC is crucial to all New Yorkers, providing care to more than one million patients annually. Despite HHC's importance, its fiscal condition is troubled. HHC's cash resources are being depleted; absent an aggressive gap-closing plan its cash reserves will be exhausted in fiscal year 2016.
Blog Health Care
November 03, 2014The New York State Department of Health has overseen dramatic changes in the state's healthcare system in recent years, including the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act and development of the state's own health care exchange website.
Video City Budget
October 30, 2014Panel discussion on emerging businesses in New York City.
October 23, 2014The plan identifies $16.9 billion in available funding, but a gap of about $15.2 billion remains unfunded. This CBC study focuses on how the money would be spent and recommends that the proposed plan be revised to address three serious shortcomings.
October 19, 2014While enhancing the use of technology in schools is a popular cause, the Smart Schools Bond Act is ill-conceived and deserves a "no" vote for three reasons discussed in this report.
October 15, 2014What are the challenges facing the New York State Education Department's (NYSED)?
October 01, 2014CBC Breakfast with NYC Housing Commissioner Vickie Been in October 2014.
September 29, 2014On October 1, 2014, the single-ride fare for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)—the rail system connecting Newark, Harrison, Jersey City, and Hoboken to Midtown and Lower Manhattan—will increase by 25 cents. Many riders will complain, but the simple truth is that the higher fare is a fairer fare.
September 28, 2014Two major challenges face the New York State Department of Transportation: undertaking a comprehensive needs assessment and identifying resources needed to implement a capital plan.
Report City Budget
September 23, 2014With a new mayoral administration, a new sanitation commissioner, and an expired contract with municipal sanitation workers, redesigning the public and private components of local waste collection would save about $300 million annually in the long term. The Mayor and City Council should make this restructuring a goal and begin a multiyear phase-in.
Blog Health Care
September 22, 2014Short budget profiled of the finances and challenges of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) - now known as NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H).
Blog City Budget
September 21, 2014Three entities govern New York City's water and sewer system: the Department of Environmental Protection operates and maintains the system; the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority (WFA) borrows to finance capital investments; and the Water Board sets rates for customers to meet financing needs. Learn more.
August 19, 2014The third in a series on affordable housing in New York City, this policy brief considers combined housing and transportation costs relative to income for a variety of housing types.
August 13, 2014Low transportation costs and high income make New York City relatively affordable when compared to other large cities in the United States.
Blog City Budget
August 11, 2014ClaimStat is an innovative, data-based method for analyzing judgments and claims against the City of New York in order to identify ways to reduce their cost. The Health and Hospitals Corporation (now H+H) has used this method with great results.