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Testimony City Budget
March 11, 2019While many worthwhile ideas will be proposed, CBC believes the Commission should focus on and proposing only those changes essential to the Charter’s purpose
May 08, 2019The new congestion pricing fee serves the dual goals of raising revenue and reducing traffic congestion; however, the measure is not a complete solution to the State’s need for transportation funding.
May 02, 2019When considering reform, the Legislature should evaluate the potential to worsen rather than improve tenants’ living conditions.
March 13, 2019The pied-à-terre tax is appealing politically because it is levied on wealthy people with means to pay and nonresidents who do not vote. Nevertheless, it is problematic for several reasons.
Letter State Budget
February 25, 2019The Executive Budget does not sufficiently restrain spending growth or build reserves, which are critical if the State is to weather an eventual economic downturn without harmful spending cuts and counterproductive tax increases.
January 30, 2019New York is a city of renters, and rent regulated units account for nearly half of the city’s rental housing stock.
April 05, 2019The NYS Adopted FY 2020 Budget directs three revenue sources to support the MTA. This blog clarifies what the revenue streams are and how they will flow to the lockbox.
Testimony City Budget
April 16, 2019CBC supports proposed legislation to impose a 5-cent fee on most paper carryout bags.
Blog City Budget
February 01, 2019A thriving economy has allowed the City to increase spending by $20 billion since fiscal year 2014. The City should undertake a necessary course correction with this four-part strategy:
Blog Pensions & Benefits
May 01, 2019For the remaining seven weeks of the legislative session, members of the Assembly and Senate will devote their energies to moving bills through the legislative process, including proposals to enhance the benefits of State and local public employees and retirees.
Blog State Budget
January 10, 2019In this uncertain economic and fiscal environment, the Governor should follow this three-pronged strategy.
March 28, 2019NYC Ferry serves more than 4 million passengers at a high level of operating subsidy: $10.73 per ride, 10 times that of the New York City Transit.
Report City Budget
February 21, 2019CBC's new report outlines nine critical things New Yorkers should know about procurement and makes four recommendations that could generate savings for the City.
Report Public Workforce
April 30, 2019The MTA's fiscal outlook is dire, and improving it requires a multipronged approach. Paramount in the effort is slowing the growth of labor costs.
Report Health Care
April 25, 2019This discussion paper outlines lessons from previous and existing efforts to coordinate the care of duals, and suggests five strategies for the State to consider moving forward.