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July 13, 2020Federal aid should be a significant contributor to solving this crisis. Yet, even if the MTA receives all the aid it has requested, its leaders face hard choices about how to manage the resources they control.
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.
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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.
February 21, 2020City taxpayers pay 71% on MTA non-toll, non-federal revenues.
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February 18, 2020The agreements should include greater savings, including workrule changes, to offset the impact of these increased costs.
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.
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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.
October 31, 2019Thousands of transit workers are turning up the heat on the MTA, demanding a new contract with a wage hike.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
October 07, 2019Among large urban ferry systems, NYC Ferry's subsidy is second highest.
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September 25, 2019The MTA has committed to hiring 500 new police officers to address quality of life concerns, but it is necessary to understand this strategy comes at a cost.
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
August 07, 2019The MTA's 2020 Preliminary Budget and four-year financial plan reveals an alarming fiscal outlook.
May 31, 2019Do schools in NYS have enough money to provide a Sound Basic Education. CBC says yes, except for 21 districts.
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.
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.
May 13, 2019A new report by the Citizens Budget Commission says New York needs $5.7 billion to keep roads in “good repair.”
April 05, 2019The NYS Adopted FY 2020 Budget directs three revenue sources to support the MTA. This blog clarifies what the revenue streams are and how they will flow to the lockbox.
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April 01, 2019Dr. Mitchell Katz joined CBC to discuss his transformation plan to improve H+H's fiscal stability.
March 30, 2019According to a CBC report, the number of NYC Ferry passengers for all of last year is less than the number of passengers who ride NYC subways in just one day. Mayor de Blasio defends the ferry service & says it’s a long-term investment.