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Report Capital Spending
September 25, 2013This brief assesses New York State’s first-ever 10-year capital plan released in June 2013 by the New York Works Task Force. It offers steps to more effectively and strategically allocate State capital investment funding.
Report Economic Development
February 06, 2013This scorecard assesses the New York City metropolitan area’s competitiveness in attracting, cultivating and retaining talent. The scorecard is based on the relative performance of the New York City metro area against 14 of the largest domestic metro areas on a comprehensive set of quantitative indicators.
Blog State Budget
May 08, 2013Reviews NYS Enacted Budget for FY2014- $1.8 billion in annual spending by the final year of the financial plan were paid for with tax increases, non-recurring resources, and boosted revenue forecasts.
Blog Public Workforce
October 31, 2010Review Governor Paterson's plan to lay off state workers and allow additional positions to be vacated.
Blog Economic Development
March 24, 2010Explains why Empire Zones were ineffective and argues in favor of the improved features of Excelsior tax credits.
Blog State Budget
April 15, 2013Reviews the worthwhile recommendations of the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, or “SAGE” Commission.
March 05, 2013Competitive grants are an important element in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approach to state aid for education. The new approach began on a small scale last year, and a review of the experience in the first year suggests the proposed expansion may be premature.
Video Economic Development
December 06, 2013This presentation and panel discuss economic development in New York City since 2000, with a focus on the City's relative economic performance, the broad range of activities of the Economic Development Corporation, and the effectiveness of development strategies.
Blog State Budget
August 03, 2010Review the State budget deal for FY2011: it partially addresses the current year deficit, but leaves fundamental issues unaddressed, and contains substantial risky elements.
Report State Budget
March 08, 2010This comparative analysis examines the debt burden of the 50 states. It finds that New York's debt burden is well above national averages and greater than that of all but three states.
November 14, 2013The State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission contains many smart proposals, including reducing exemptions from the sales tax and reforming business tax incentives.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
July 22, 2010The fiscal realities of the time have not deterred the Legislature from advancing dozens of bills enhancing benefits for State and local employees and retirees. Three were already sent to you for consideration this week; another will be shortly. We are writing to ask that you veto them.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
June 16, 2010New York stands out for consistently setting aside adequate funds to make its employee pension systems fiscally sound, but political leaders are considering heading down a fiscally irresponsible path.
November 26, 2013This letter to the NYS Tax Relief Commission includes cautions about the State's ability to commit to large new property tax relief programs, and recommendations for providing better relief with the $4 billion the State spends on current programs.
March 20, 2013The NYS Enacted FY2014 Budget includes an extension of a personal income tax surcharge that is disappointing and should be reconsidered.
December 10, 2013CBC urges the approval of A7302-A/S5568-A, a bill that will improve the oversight of preschool special education program providers and reduce fraud, abuse and mismanagement.