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Report State Budget
July 24, 2019Six facts about the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, production, regulation, and costs.
July 09, 2019Administrative solutions can reduce school crowding and limit the need to build expensive new school buildings.
Blog Capital Spending
June 07, 2019Like most other spending decisions, capital spending is best decided during budget negotiations.
Letter City Budget
March 26, 2019CBC's proposal to focus the Borough President capital budget role on identifying needs and providing recommendations.
March 19, 2019Options for raising sufficient funds for roads and transit statewide include increasing tolls and fees, enacting congestion pricing, and implementing a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) fee.
Special Feature Capital Spending
March 04, 2019New York City debt outstanding grew to $119 billion—76 percent since 2005.
Testimony Capital Spending
February 12, 2019Intro. No. 113 would require the City of New York to produce an online database of all pending construction projects that includes initial and current completion dates and costs.
Op Ed Transportation
November 18, 2014Nearly six of every 10 of the 3.7 million people entering New York’s central business district each weekday rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s commuter rails, subways and buses.
Video Capital Spending
November 12, 2014Video of a panel discussion examining the hindrances of NY's procurement rules and detailing how alternative" service delivery methodologies contributed to the success of both public and private projects in NY.
September 28, 2014Two major challenges face the New York State Department of Transportation: undertaking a comprehensive needs assessment and identifying resources needed to implement a capital plan.
Blog City Budget
September 21, 2014Three entities govern New York City's water and sewer system: the Department of Environmental Protection operates and maintains the system; the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority (WFA) borrows to finance capital investments; and the Water Board sets rates for customers to meet financing needs. Learn more.
Op Ed Capital Spending
July 23, 2014New York State will soon receive more than $4 billion in settlements from large financial institutions. It is an unprecedented windfall and it is generating discussion about what to do with the money.
Blog Capital Spending
July 22, 2014How far has the Port Authority come on improving its budget process, long-term financial viability, and accountability to the public?
April 22, 2014Experts discuss how to reform the Port Authority.
Op Ed Economic Development
January 26, 2014The start of the new administration offers an important opportunity to review the city's economic development practices and assure that they foster growth by making business incentives more cost-effective and transparent.
Report Capital Spending
October 17, 2000Presents a new approach for determining how much the State and City should borrow, including criteria for deciding how much state and local debt is affordable.