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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.
December 18, 2019The City should work with the MTA to assure that Access-A-Ride will achieve firm financial footing while providing a cost-effective and efficient service.
Letter Economic Development
December 18, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7476/S5445, which will authorize the Office of the State Comptroller to audit local development corporations.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
Letter State Budget
December 10, 2019The Citizens Budget Commission welcomes the recognition that the State must immediately address its serious fiscal imbalance.
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.
Letter Capital Spending
November 27, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7636B/S6293A, which would authorize NYC to use design-build and other innovative capital procurement methods.
Video State Budget
November 26, 2019A mid-year New York State budget update shows a $6.1 billion gap estimated in Fiscal Year 2021 and even higher deficits projected in the following years.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
Testimony Economic Development
November 22, 2019CBC has long advocated for increasing accountability and improving the performance of all entities engaged in economic development spending.
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.
November 12, 2019The plan’s sheer size renders it impossible to determine what investments should and will happen in the next five years
Letter Capital Spending
November 11, 2019The CBC recommends that the Governor sign A4880/S1673, which would improve capital planning for transportation infrastructure in New York State.
October 31, 2019Thousands of transit workers are turning up the heat on the MTA, demanding a new contract with a wage hike.
October 18, 2019Without new funding or major savings in other areas, the proposed increase in the MTA police force will significantly increase the MTA’s operating deficit.
October 15, 2019MTA’s $50 billion plan to upgrade transit system will likely lead to fare increases.
August 21, 2019Labor negotiations are heating up between the MTA and its largest union, the TWU.
August 18, 2019Transparency of outer borough transit account and MTA Capital Program “Set-Aside” funds
August 02, 2019CBC urges the MTA to reconsider the proposed rule regarding five-year debarment of contractors.