Episode 37 - $307.45 with Anita Laremont

April 18, 2018
$307.45 - the minimum per square foot price for selling air rights in East Midtown. NYC Department of City Planning General Counsel and Chief Data Officer Anita Laremont discusses the de Blasio's administration's approach to commercial and neighborhood development, including the East Midtown rezoning, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, and more.

Episode 36: $168.3 billion with Dave Friedfel

April 04, 2018
$168.3 billion is the size of NY State's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. CBC's David Friedfel discusses spending, as well as how the MTA, NYCHA, and New York City fared in the budget process.

Episode 35: 17%, with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

March 25, 2018
17% is the increase in the average bonus paid by Wall Street in 2017, bringing the average bonus to more than $161,000. NYS Comptroller Tom Dinapoli discusses Wall Street, the State and City budgets, State pension funds and more in remarks to CBC and a Q & A with Ben and Maria.

Episode 34: $9.5 Billion

March 18, 2018
$9.5 billion is CBC’s estimate of the extra taxes New Yorkers will pay due to the cap on the state and local tax deduction, known as the SALT cap, enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Andrew Rein, director of CBC's Special Committee on Federal Tax Changes, discusses the impacts on NY and what the State and City should do in response.

Episode 33 - $32.2 billion

March 08, 2018
$32.2 billion: the size of the Port Authority's 2017-2026 Capital Plan. This podcast features Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton, followed by a discussion on public-private partnerships, airport renovations, the fate of Gateway, and the 42nd Street bus terminal.

Episode 32 - 86

March 01, 2018
This episode's data point is 86 - as in the CBC's 86th Annual Awards Dinner. One of several awards given at the gala is the Felix G. Rohatyn Award, which recognizes champions of New York and sound fiscal management. This year's Rohatyn Award honoree is former Federal Reserve Board Vice-Chair Stanley Fischer, and this episode presents his remarks. He covers two broad topics: first, national fiscal policy, and second, financial markets.

Episode 30 - $72.4 billion

February 08, 2018
$72.4 billion is total Medicaid spending in the NYS Executive Budget for FY 2019. CBC's Senior Advisor for Health Policy Dr. Charles Brecher joined WT[D]P to discuss progress on Medicaid reforms and the potential impact of federal actions on health care in New York.

Episode 29 - $88.7 billion

February 02, 2018
$88.7 billion is the NYC Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, released yesterday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. City-funded expenditures are up 4.3 percent over fiscal year 2018. Wall Street Journal City Hall reporter Mara Gay joined WT[D]P to wade into the preliminary budget's details.

Episode 28 - $14.3 billion

January 25, 2018
New York taxpayers could lose as much as $14.3 billion in federal tax deductions because of the capping of the state and local tax deduction in the new federal tax law. State Budget Director Robert Mujica and New York City First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan discuss the potential impact and possible responses at a special conference event.

Episode 27 - $168.2 billion

January 18, 2018
What's in the $168 Billion NYS Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019? David Friedfel explains.