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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 13, 2019PIT revenues are a significant - and volatile - part of State and City budgets.
Press Release Transportation
August 08, 2019Seventeen groups call on MTA Capital Program Review Board to follow open meetings law.
August 07, 2019The MTA's 2020 Preliminary Budget and four-year financial plan reveals an alarming fiscal outlook.
August 02, 2019CBC urges the MTA to reconsider the proposed rule regarding five-year debarment of contractors.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
July 12, 2019The bills would enhance benefits without providing enhanced services to taxpayers or offsetting savings.
Press Release Education
July 10, 2019CBC released a comprehensive report demonstrating how administrative solutions can reduce school crowding.
Blog Economic Development
July 09, 2019Three bills to create new economic development programs or expand existing programs passed both houses during the 2019 legislative session. The Governor should veto all three bills.
Letter City Budget
July 05, 2019Creating a Rainy Day Fun fund would protect New Yorkers from potentially harmful service cuts and tax increases.
Blog City Budget
June 30, 2019The City’s spending obligations in fiscal year 2019 were $255 million greater than the revenues collected. How is this possible when State law and the City Charter require balanced budgets?
Video City Budget
June 27, 2019At a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer discussed City fiscal policy, the need for rainy day reserves, and how to promote New York City’s competitiveness, among other topics.
Blog Capital Spending
June 07, 2019Like most other spending decisions, capital spending is best decided during budget negotiations.
Blog Public Workforce
June 06, 2019In the remaining weeks of the legislative session, members will propose to enhance the benefits of State and local public employees and retirees.
Blog Economic Development
June 06, 2019Dozens of bills to expand existing economic development programs and create new ones have been introduced during the legislative session.
Letter State Budget
June 06, 2019Finalize and make public the details of the agreement to restore the Comptroller’s pre-audit authority over certain contracts.
May 31, 2019Do schools in NYS have enough money to provide a Sound Basic Education. CBC says yes, except for 21 districts.
Blog State Budget
May 28, 2019State Operating Funds spending is projected to grow 4.9 percent, more than double the 2% benchmark.
Podcast episode Transportation
May 23, 20191.28 cents is the amount New York collects in fuel taxes for every vehicle mile driven. A recent CBC report "Switching Gears" explored the implementation of an innovative approach to finance highway and bridge improvements: a vehicle-miles traveled fee. What’s a VMT and how does it work? CBC's Patrick Orecki, the author of the report, joined the podcast to discuss what a VMT might look like in New York.
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.