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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.
Op Ed Economic Development
November 23, 2018As New Yorkers search for Black Friday deals, including on Amazon, we are also scrutinizing the deal offered to the retail giant to come to Long Island City.
Blog Economic Development
November 21, 2018Amazon has committed to creating 25,000 full-time high-paying jobs over ten years, investing approximately $2.5 billion, and building 4 million square feet of office space at its new headquarters in Long Island City, with the possibility of expanding to 8 million square feet and 40,000 jobs. To facilitate this investment, Amazon will receive benefits of up to $1.7 billion from New York State and $1.8 billion from New York City. This blog explains the incentive package provided by the State and City and offers five takeaways about the deal and its lessons for future economic development policy.
Podcast episode Taxes
November 16, 20181981 is the year in which the State Legislature enacted S7000A, the landmark law that established the current property tax system for New York City. The problems with the property tax system have led to repeated calls for reform, including pending litigation. This past May, Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson formed the Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform. In September, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Robert Wagner School of Public Service held a panel to discuss the problem, inequities and potential reforms
November 16, 2018Expanding public-private partnerships is a big step in the right direction, and more needs to be done to put NYCHA on sounder footing.
November 15, 2018NYCHA has an astounding $32 billion in capital needs, a nearly fivefold increase over the last decade. Today nearly all its properties require substantial rehabilitation.
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.
Podcast episode City Budget
November 01, 20183 is the number of proposals on the November 6 ballot from Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission. In this episode Commission Chair Cesar Perales discusses the proposed amendments.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
October 31, 2018The City's liabilities reached a record $257.3 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion since fiscal year 2017.
October 31, 2018CBC announces that Andrew Rein has been selected as the next President of the organization
Special Feature City Budget
October 25, 2018How much do New York City employees earn in pay each year?
Podcast episode State Budget
October 24, 20188 is the number of years Andrew Cuomo has served as the 56th Governor of New York State. CBC's David Friedfel and Patrick Orecki join the podcast to discuss the demographic, fiscal, and policy trends of the last 8 years.
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.
Video State Budget
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.
Podcast episode Housing
October 19, 201890% is the share of NYCHA units CBC estimates may not be cost effective to repair by 2027 under the current trajectory of deterioration. NYCHA Interim Chair and CEO Stan Brezenoff joined CBC to discuss the policy and funding challenges facing NYCHA, and how he plans to tackle key areas in desperate need of improvement.