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September 13, 2018NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is charged with recommending reforms to make the NYC property tax fairer, simpler, and more transparent. CBC, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Wagner convened a panel to discuss the current property tax system and the reforms that should be pursued.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
September 12, 2018One of the basic principles of good tax policy is equity: similarly situated taxpayers should have similarly sized tax bills. New York City’s property tax system does not comport with this principle.
Op Ed Transportation
March 22, 2018While value capture makes sense in theory, any such arrangement should be tailored to specific projects and circumstances - with the agreement of the City.
February 02, 2018The FY 2019 Executive Budget proposed to allow the MTA to create tax increment financing districts in NYC to raise revenue for capital improvements. Though TIFs can play a useful role, the proposal is flawed.
Letter State Budget
March 05, 2018CBC's take on proposals that should be supported, modified, or rejected.
Statement State Budget
March 31, 2018The budget gap will be closed using short-term measures instead of restraint in and reform of spending commitments.
Report Economic Development
June 22, 201891 bills active in this session would create and expand economic development programs. Until reform is enacted, these bills should be halted.
Report Health Care
October 01, 2018For more than 50 years New York State has financed its Medicaid program in a unique way: the State requires New York City and the 57 other counties to pay more for Medicaid than all other local governments in the nation combined.
Op Ed Education
March 19, 2018Fixing the existing Foundation Aid formula would allow the state to fully fund a sound basic education with current resources.
Blog State Budget
May 29, 2018Keeping with Albany tradition, the state's leaders adopted the budget on the final day of last fiscal year in the wee hours of the morning with little debate and no transparency, once again proclaiming the budget complies with a 2 percent growth cap.
Press Release State Budget
March 19, 2018The CBC released a comprehensive report detailing the massive impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on the residents and revenues of New York State, as well as the steps needed to address these problems.
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.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
Report State Budget
October 18, 2018This report is a comprehensive analysis of NYS since Governor Cuomo assumed office. CBC examined seven key areas, such as demographic and economic trends, fiscal trends, health, and education.
February 20, 2018The NYS FY2018-2019 Executive Budget increases school aid by $769 million, or 3 percent, to $26.4 billion- twice the increase allowed by the school aid cap.
December 13, 2018This paper was prepared by HR&A Advisors as a background paper for the December 2018 CBC Conference on most important fiscal and economic issues facing New York State. The paper provides recommendations for how NYS should prioritize, fund, and deliver key infrastructure investments.