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Podcast episode State Budget
April 02, 2019$175.5 billion, the size of the NYS Budget for FY 2020 enacted by the Legislature. The budget includes several notable policy changes, such as funding and new reforms at the MTA. CBC's David Friedfel and Patrick Orecki discuss the key takeaways.
Statement State Budget
April 01, 2019A state budget agreement appears to make progress on a number of important policy areas, but does not protect from a possible economic downturn.
Video Health Care
April 01, 2019Dr. Mitchell Katz joined CBC to discuss his transformation plan to improve H+H's fiscal stability.
March 30, 2019According to a CBC report, the number of NYC Ferry passengers for all of last year is less than the number of passengers who ride NYC subways in just one day. Mayor de Blasio defends the ferry service & says it’s a long-term investment.
Press Release Economic Development
March 29, 2019With two days left to finalize the state’s budget, editorial boards are again amplifying the call by watchdogs for Governor Cuomo and the legislature to restore integrity to the state’s contracting process.
March 29, 2019A new study by the Citizens Budget Commission finds that each trip costs taxpayers $10.73. That's more than 10 times the subsidy for a trip on the subway at $1.05.
Video State Budget
March 28, 2019NY1 looked at education, congestion pricing and criminal justice and taxes and the proposal for five year extension of the millionaire's tax, CBC President Andrew Rein joined to help unpack the proposed budget.
March 28, 2019NYC Ferry serves more than 4 million passengers at a high level of operating subsidy: $10.73 per ride, 10 times that of the New York City Transit.
Press Release Transportation
March 28, 2019CBC today released “Swimming in Subsidies,” a comprehensive report detailing the high operating subsidy for the NYC Ferry service.
Letter City Budget
March 26, 2019CBC's proposal to focus the Borough President capital budget role on identifying needs and providing recommendations.
Podcast episode City Budget
March 26, 20195 is the number of years Alicia Glen was the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development under Mayor Bill de Blasio. She joins the podcast to reflect on her tenure as Deputy Mayor, the state of the city in 2014, where it stands now, and where it should be heading.
Podcast episode Transportation
March 21, 2019202 is the number traffic related fatalities in NYC in 2018, a record low. NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined the podcast to discuss the success of Vision Zero, her approach to managing city transit, and her role on the MTA Board.
Blog State Budget
March 19, 2019New York State revenue weakness already looms over the fiscal year 2020 budget negotiations.
March 19, 2019Options for raising sufficient funds for roads and transit statewide include increasing tolls and fees, enacting congestion pricing, and implementing a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) fee.
Podcast episode Transportation
March 14, 20194.7 mph is the speed at which taxis travel in Midtown Manhattan. Nicole Gelinas, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins the podcast to discuss traffic, mobility, and the MTA.
March 13, 2019The pied-à-terre tax is appealing politically because it is levied on wealthy people with means to pay and nonresidents who do not vote. Nevertheless, it is problematic for several reasons.
Testimony City Budget
March 11, 2019While many worthwhile ideas will be proposed, CBC believes the Commission should focus on and proposing only those changes essential to the Charter’s purpose
Op Ed Education
March 11, 2019Albany should target the distribution of school aid to districts that need it, rather than ensure that almost every district gets more no matter its circumstance.
March 08, 2019The federal monitor is tasked with ensuring that NYCHA will remediate its most pressing physical issues, including lead, mold, broken elevators, and other deficiencies.