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Op Ed State Budget
December 15, 2007This op-ed states that if State leaders want to avoid tax increases in what is already one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation, they will need to find savings of about $6 billion to $7 billion per year over the next three years.
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
June 10, 2006CBC commends Mayor Bloomberg's effort to curtail pension costs and explains the generosity of New York City's pension benefits in comparison to various peer groups.
Report Pensions & Benefits
March 31, 2006This report summarizes a more detailed study prepared by CBC, “The Case for Redesigning Retirement Benefits for New York’s Public Employees,” released in 2005. For decades the popular image of government employment has involved the tradeoff of lower wages for job security and relatively generous retirement benefits. That image, while still widespread, is no longer the reality.