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Blog State Budget
June 25, 2020Any consideration of tax increases should include the impact on State and local economic competitiveness
May 12, 2020With the State budget being realigned, now is the time to revisit how New York distributes its school aid dollars by accounting for student need, district wealth, and total district revenues.
Video State Budget
April 04, 2020David Friedfel from CBC breaks down the final spending plan and what it means for New Yorkers.
Blog Health Care
March 27, 2020To ensure a sustainable Medicaid program that can help New Yorkers most in need in the future, the Executive and Legislature should continue the course correction started by the MRT, especially as they enact a budget during these troubled times.
Statement State Budget
March 19, 2020The MRT had a difficult task to do with little time, and deserves credit for soliciting public feedback, considering hundreds of proposals, and rising to the challenge of proposing significant reforms and savings without recommending tax increases.
Report Health Care
March 05, 2020As lawmakers negotiate this year’s budget, they should review HCRA’s role in health care funding and its impact upon privately insured New Yorkers.
Testimony Health Care
March 02, 2020CBC offers these recommendations to the MRT and hopes they also guide State leaders when adopting the fiscal year 2021 budget.
February 21, 2020City taxpayers pay 71% on MTA non-toll, non-federal revenues.
February 10, 2020The Executive Budget increases aid more than is needed to fund an SBE at a time when the State is proposing to close significant gaps.
Report Health Care
December 16, 2019This report analyzes the system’s finances, compares H+H to other providers in the City, and outlines options to right-size the City subsidy and improve H+H's fiscal future.
Press Release Health Care
December 16, 2019Majority of H+H Deficit was due to low revenue for care to Medicaid patients, not uncompensated care for the uninsured.
Letter State Budget
December 10, 2019The Citizens Budget Commission welcomes the recognition that the State must immediately address its serious fiscal imbalance.
December 05, 2019After months of public roundtables, will state lawmakers move to change the formula that determines aid for public schools? The Times Union’s Rachel Silberstein speaks with three education advocates about why they think it should happen.
December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
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.
Blog State Budget
November 05, 2019The State must recognize actual and timely payments for the Medicaid program and explain how it will address the estimated $9 billion Medicaid budget shortfall.
Podcast episode Taxes
October 24, 2019$81.3 billion the amount of tax revenue New York State will collect in fiscal year 2020—46 percent of all resources in the $176 billion New York State budget.
Michael Schmidt, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, joined the podcast to parse the details on the State’s tax base and taxation policies.
Report State Budget
October 09, 2019State leaders have two options to reconcile the disconnect between reality and the budget: reduce Medicaid spending and/or achieve savings in other areas of the budget.
Statement Health Care
October 03, 2019CBC President Andrew S. Rein released this statement on the Medicaid Payment Delays in the New York State Budget: "The State making an end of fiscal year 2019 Medicaid payment a week late was no mere delay. It was an obfuscation of the State’s fiscal condition, allowing the State to avoid addressing a deep and recurring problem."
Podcast episode Education
September 05, 201916,000 is the number of New York City students in Gifted & Talented programs, which the School Diversity Advisory Group recommended phasing out. David Tipson, Executive Director of Appleseed, and City Council Member Robert Cornegy discuss the report’s findings and recommendations.