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December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
August 25, 2015This policy brief suggests alternatives for taxes on services regulated by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission as a potential source of filling the gap in the MTA's proposed 2015-2019 capital plan.
December 17, 2015Options for increasing the efficient use of land, reducing construction costs, and effectively using cross-subsidies should be explored to maximize the amount of affordable housing that can be produced.
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.
July 18, 2016The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development is the nation's largest municipal housing agency, and is charged with implementing the largest housing plan in the city's history. How's it doing?
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.
April 29, 2015This report identifies the reasons for NYCHA's operating deficits in the last decade - insufficent operating subsidies, low rent collections, low nonrental income and high operating costs - and offers recommendations to increase revenues, curb expenses and improve productivity in order to eliminate NYCHA's projected $150 million deficit and improve conditions for its residents.
April 12, 2015What kind of impact could a recession have on New York City's revenues?
December 15, 2015How much does it take to build in NYC?
Report Economic Development
September 28, 2016How does the New York City metro area compare to other large cities in the competition for a talented workforce? Affordability and commute times remain challenges.
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 12, 2015This report looks at New York City rent burdens in more detail, using an in-depth housing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau to consider a variety of household characteristics.
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.
March 20, 2013The NYS Enacted FY2014 Budget includes an extension of a personal income tax surcharge that is disappointing and should be reconsidered.
Blog State Budget
June 28, 2015The legislative package passed in Albany last week rejected some misguided and expensive proposals, including a tax credit for benefactors of private schools. Unfortunately, other expensive proposals were included, adding to current and future state expenses without providing offsetting savings or revenues.