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Statement State Budget
March 19, 2020The MRT had a difficult task to do with little time, and deserves credit for soliciting public feedback, considering hundreds of proposals, and rising to the challenge of proposing significant reforms and savings without recommending tax increases.
Special Feature Transportation
August 31, 2015The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) latest survey of the condition of its 467 subway stations in 2012 showed more than one in four of all structural components were not in a satisfactory condition—known in the jargon as a “state of good repair” or SGR. This map reveals the condition of the components of all 467 subway stations.
Statement City Budget
June 30, 2020New York City leaders may be breathing a sigh of relief for meeting the budget deadline after particularly arduous negotiations, but the fiscal crisis is far from over.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
Statement Health Care
March 22, 2017The recent addition of the “Collins Amendment” to the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act provides a strong incentive for New York’s Governor and Legislature to eliminate the mandated local share of Medicaid costs, a policy change long advocated by the Citizens Budget Commission.
October 09, 2015The announcement of an agreement for funding the MTA’s 2015-2019 capital plan is an important step in maintaining and enhancing the region’s most vital transportation assets. However, additional steps must be taken.
February 12, 2018The Governor's proposals represent bold and important steps to address the negative impacts the federal tax law will have on New Yorkers and to maintain New York's competitive position.