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Report State Budget
June 20, 2016The impact of a possible recession could be as high as $59 billion, or 18.2 percent of tax revenues over four years.
Video City Budget
December 06, 2013This panel discusses options to reform and increase the property tax; and the impact of tax levels on residential and business location decisions.
November 01, 2006Following up on its previous research on the issues surrounding the State Court’s decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, CBC hosted two expert panel discussions focusing on key issues in education finance reform. This brief recounts the proceedings from the second of those discussions, which took place on April 27, 2006. The discussion focused on responsibly generating revenues to fund the Court’s mandate, thinking about other changes needed to accomplish reform, and developing the role of the business community in seeing reform across the finish line.
Report City Budget
December 06, 2002The CBC prepared this document to clear up a series of common misunderstandings about the budget.
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.
December 05, 2013The purpose of this report is to describe three options for increasing property tax revenues. The first of these options maintains status quo inequities; in contrast, the other two address some major problems with fairness and efficiency that characterize current policy.
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.