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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.
November 27, 2017There are unanswered questions about the MTA's 2018 budget and $1.5 billion Subway Action Plan.
Letter Economic Development
November 20, 2017CBC recommends Governor Cuomo veto three bills that would expand an economic development program.
Video State Budget
October 26, 2017CBC Breakfast conversation with John Rhodes, Chair of the Public Service Commission
Blog City Budget
October 20, 2017New Yorkers tell us what the biggest issues are requiring the attention of city government. Click to see how your neighbors responded.
September 12, 2017Director of State Studies David Friedfel breaks down NYS school spending per pupil by federal, state, and local revenues. Most revenue comes from local property taxes, which is how wealthier school districts are able to spend more while still getting a considerable amount from the state and federal levels.
September 07, 2017Based on the most recent national data, New York spends more per pupil than any other state: $21,206 per pupil compared to the national average of $11,392 as of the 2014-2015 school year.
August 07, 2017Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to raise the top rate on the personal income tax is not an appropriate way to raise funds.
July 20, 2017Is the enhancement of 32 stations at a cost of nearly $1 billion worth the trade-off against other capital needs?
June 26, 2017Joe Lhota returns as Chairman of the MTA. Much has occurred since Lhota last chaired the MTA, and the following charts illustrate the agency’s current plight.
June 15, 2017The MTA's revised capital plan adds $2.8 billion investments, but the new money and other changes are not wholly aligned with what is needed to get the trains running on time
Video Economic Development
May 11, 2017CBC's Director of State Studies David Friedfel joins Liz Benjamin and other good government groups to discuss needed reforms.
April 20, 2017In order to adequately fund education in all districts without excessive state spending, more comprehensive modifications are required.
Blog Economic Development
April 07, 2017It's official: NY's economic development programs cost more than in any other state.
March 15, 2017The MTA's modified financial plan include 5 noteworthy changes which have the combined impact of slightly worsening the agency’s fiscal outlook.
March 09, 2017Do the State's transportation and transit investments really achieve "parity" between the DOT and the MTA? They don't -- and they shouldn't.
February 09, 2017Big changes proposed to Foundation Aid bake in existing inequities.
January 23, 2017The MTA Board should continue the policy of regular and predictable fare increases.