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Video City Budget
November 25, 2018Citizens Budget Commission releases recommendations on how #FDNY should allocate its resources.
Press Release City Budget
November 25, 2018CBC today released a report that highlights major inefficiencies in the City's current EMS and identifies reforms.
Video State Budget
November 13, 2018A push to bring up to 25,000 Amazon jobs to Queens could be a costly one to taxpayers in New York.
October 31, 2018CBC announces that Andrew Rein has been selected as the next President of the organization
October 22, 2018Progressive, first, best are all terms have been used to describe New York’s economy. One non-partisan watchdog group took a look at how responsible the state has been with its money since Andrew Cuomo took office eight years ago.
October 19, 2018As Governor Cuomo's second term comes to a close, and voters decide whether to give him a third term, the Citizens Budget Commission is looking at how the state has fared over the past eight years.
Press Release State Budget
October 18, 2018The CBC released a comprehensive analysis of the major demographic, economic, and fiscal trends in New York State since Governor Andrew Cuomo assumed office on January 1, 2011.
Op Ed Housing
October 17, 2018The City's committment to create and preserve affordable housing units and make critical repairs at NYCHA is unprecedented. But can this effort address affordability for all rent-burdened New Yorkers?
October 10, 2018Mr. Stanley Brezenoff oversees 326 public housing developments that are home to more than 400,000 New Yorkers. Mr. Brezenoff's shares his reaction to recent CBC research and gives an update on NYCHA's activities and planning.
October 01, 2018CBCreleased a detailed report that highlights flaws of NYS's approach to funding Medicaid and suggests strategies for eliminating the required local share.
September 13, 2018NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is charged with recommending reforms to make the NYC property tax fairer, simpler, and more transparent. CBC, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Wagner convened a panel to discuss the current property tax system and the reforms that should be pursued.
Video Economic Development
September 04, 2018There's an ongoing debate over the state's use of taxpayer money for economic development efforts, but a lot of investment happens at the local level, through Industrial Development Agencies.
Video Economic Development
July 12, 2018Ten economic development bills passed the state legislature, but CBC says the current programs need to be reformed before anything new is added.
Press Release Housing
July 03, 2018"Stabilizing the Foundations" is a comprehensive report that details the causes of NYCHA's massive capital needs and presents recommendations that should be adopted to improve tenants' quality of life.
June 19, 2018Marisa Lago, Director of the Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Comission, joined the CBC to discuss the U.S. Census, neighborhood revitalization, housing afforability, and resiliency and sustainability.
Press Release Economic Development
June 18, 2018Bills that would increase transparency of state business subsidies and fairness of economic development contracts have already passed State Senate 62-0 and 60-2.
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
June 15, 2018The City Council adopted a budget for fiscal year 2019 that totals almost $90 billion. Almost $10 billion will be devoted to pensions for public employees, and the amount is projected to grow. And yet, for some, this is not enough.
Op Ed Transportation
May 30, 2018The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a crucial agency, but it is badly governed and in need of reform.
Op Ed City Budget
May 02, 2018Last week, Mayor de Blasio released an executive budget detailing $90.8 billion in spending in fiscal year 2019.
Video Health Care
May 01, 2018CBC convened a panel of experts to discuss options for enhancing Health Homes.