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Statement State Budget
January 16, 2019Governor Andrew Cuomo FY 2020 Executive Budget addresses some policy priorities in a prudent manner, but fails to adequately control spending and build reserves.
Video State Budget
January 15, 2019Maria Doulis, the Vice President of the Citizens Budget Commission, sat down with Errol Louis to break down Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget address and discuss whether he will be able to get it all done.
January 14, 2019City's mayor extends the right to medical care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status.
Blog State Budget
January 10, 2019In this uncertain economic and fiscal environment, the Governor should follow this three-pronged strategy.
Statement Economic Development
January 03, 2019After Biggest Bid-Rigging Scandal in State History, Governor and Legislature Must Act on Clean Contracting in 2019
December 18, 2018The Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup Report released today provides a sober look at the fiscal and managerial challenges facing the MTA.
December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
Blog City Budget
December 14, 2018The 2019 Commission will avoid the shortcomings of recent commissions if it stays true to its stated criteria and pursues Charter revisions that simplify and update the document.
Podcast episode Health Care
December 13, 20182,268 is the average daily number of people in adult psychiatric centers in New York State, a decrease from a peak of more than 93,000 people in 1955. Stephen Eide, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the impacts of deinstitutionalization in New York.
Blog State Budget
December 13, 2018There is significant revenue potential from the marijuana industry, but research suggests that many months or years of careful planning precede consistent revenues.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
Special Feature Transportation
December 03, 2018CBC Dashboard for the MTA Financial Plan, Updated November 2018
Podcast episode City Budget
November 30, 201818.6% is the poverty rate in New York City. Greg David and Cara Eisenpress, both from Crain's New York Business and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, discuss their recent reporting exploring New York City's safety net, how it's funded, and how it compares to other places (hint: a lot better).
Testimony Pensions & Benefits
November 29, 2018Savings to health benefit expenditures are crucial to attaining labor settlements that are fair and reasonable for both City employees and taxpayers.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
November 27, 2018CBC Recommends veto of A8164-b/S3770-b, A8402-b/S6435-b, A9909/S7705, A9910/S7704, and A10735/S7933.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
Report City Budget
November 25, 2018The City of New York spends more than $1.1 billion annually in an effort to provide its residents and visitors this vital service, but the money is not used wisely.
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.