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Podcast episode City Budget
July 03, 2019$3.2 billion is the amount NYC spends on homeless services, double what was spent in 2014, earning the agencies providing these services a spot on NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer's Agency Watch List. Learn more about this list and the Comptroller's assessment of the City budget, rent regulation reform, and more.
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?
Testimony City Budget
June 27, 2019Establishing commercial waste zones can increase efficiency in collection, achieve substantial VMT reduction, and reduce the negative externalities.
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.
Special Feature City Budget
June 21, 2019The Budget Navigator is an online tool that allows New Yorkers to be their own budget watchdogs. Users can examine New York State or City revenues and expenses to determine levels of funding in recent years, analyze trends, and see how that funding compares between departments and services.
Statement City Budget
June 14, 2019The FY 2020 Adopted Budget agreement increases savings and reserves; unfortunately, new spending commitments are greater than deposits to the City’s reserves.
June 12, 2019Despite significant increases in state aid and local revenues—not all districts have the resources to provide a sound basic education in 2020.
Op Ed City Budget
June 10, 2019Most New Yorkers are unaware they will have the opportunity this fall to vote to dramatically change their city government.
Podcast episode Housing
June 07, 2019Strengthening rent regulation is a top priority for the Governor and state lawmakers in the closing days of the legislative session. There are two sides of the argument on rent regulation reform. Listen to REBNY President John Banks and Assemblymember Harvey Epstein share their perspective.
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.
Testimony Health Care
May 27, 2019Although NYHA’s goals are laudable, it is not feasible currently and would have significant unintended and possibly negative impacts on the State budget and some New Yorkers.
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.
Op Ed City Budget
May 22, 2019While de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson have both stressed the importance of preparing for an eventual economic downturn, the mayor's proposal falls short of what's needed.
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.