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Letter Economic Development
January 18, 2018The Governor should reject any new economic development and business subsidies until major anti-corruption and transparency reforms are put in place.
Statement State Budget
January 17, 2018The overall approach is to use short-term fixes that do not address the long-term structural problem of spending outpacing revenues.
Op Ed Economic Development
January 17, 2018While upcoming corruption trials may provide a revealing behind the scenes look at state operations, they should not distract from the pressing need to reform the state's approach to economic development in this legislative session.
Podcast episode Economic Development
January 12, 2018NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett joins the podcast to discuss the City's development strategy, tax breaks, NYC Ferry and the BQX project.
Podcast episode State Budget
January 08, 2018374 is the number of pages in Governor Cuomo's State of the State policy book. Laura Nahmias of Politico NY joins the podcast to discuss what the new year has in store for State and City politics.
Report Health Care
January 08, 2018Does LA's experience hold lessons for NYC Health + Hospitals?
Blog City Budget
January 05, 2018NYC's four institutional fiscal are generally optimistic about the City's fiscal health; read why that should be taken with a grain of salt.
Press Release Economic Development
January 02, 2018Evaluation of the City's economic development record under Mayor de Blasio and recommendations for five areas for improvement.
January 02, 2018New York State will send $25 billion to local school districts during the 2017-2018 school year, accounting for approximately 37 percent of school district revenues.
Report Economic Development
January 02, 2018The de Blasio administration has made some progress on 5 CBC recommendations made prior to the start of Mayor de Blasio’s first term, but more work is needed to make EDC more effective.
December 21, 2017The Special Committee consists of CBC trustees, civic leaders, and policy experts, and will identify the greatest impacts and options for appropriate state and local government action.
Podcast episode Transportation
December 20, 20172.7% is the 2018 economic growth forecast in the Port Authority region. PA Chief Economist Alex Heil discusses economic and transportation trends impacting the Authority's bottom line.
December 20, 2017Part 1 of our analysis reviews NYCHA's capital needs and spending patterns over the last 5 years.
Video State Budget
December 19, 2017The state faces significant fiscal challenges in the coming year amid changes on the federal level. In 2018 the state is estimated to have a budget deficit of as much as $4.6 billion.
Op Ed Transportation
December 19, 2017At next month’s State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to unveil a congestion-pricing proposal that would generate a dedicated funding stream for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Blog State Budget
December 17, 2017With a reported gap between $4.4 billion and $6.3 billion, and billions in federal changes yet to be recognized, here's what CBC will ask when Governor Cuomo rolls out the 2019 Executive Budget.
Video Economic Development
December 15, 2017NYCED President and CEO James Patchett joined the CBC to discuss the role of NYCEDC during a period of economic growth in New York City.
December 14, 2017CBC calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto bill that would require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide two free transfers between subways and buses within a two-hour period.
Podcast episode Capital Spending
December 14, 20171996 is the last time a comprehensive regional plan was issued by the Regional Plan Association. Special guest Chris Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Planner at RPA, joined the podcast to discuss the 4th Regional Plan, which was released last month. The plan contains 61 separate recommendations in four action areas that represent major challenges and areas of opportunity.
Op Ed State Budget
December 13, 2017The Citizens Budget Commission is a long-time critic of the New York state Film Tax Credit program and supports its repeal. However, due to some unusual provisions of state tax law, repeal of the credit will not yield immediate state savings.