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December 16, 2015This policy brief considers the implications of a recession for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) current financial plan.
November 23, 2015Fifty cents goes to the MTA every times you ride a yellow or green taxi, but with taxi ridership shrinking, so does the MTA's bottom line.
August 26, 2015Thanks to the surge of car services like uber, fewer and fewer people are taking yellow cabs—and it's just not cabbies who are feeling the pinch. The decline has real implications for the city's transit system, which received fifty cents for every cab ride.
August 25, 2015This policy brief suggests alternatives for taxes on services regulated by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission as a potential source of filling the gap in the MTA's proposed 2015-2019 capital plan.
Blog State Budget
June 28, 2015The legislative package passed in Albany last week rejected some misguided and expensive proposals, including a tax credit for benefactors of private schools. Unfortunately, other expensive proposals were included, adding to current and future state expenses without providing offsetting savings or revenues.
April 12, 2015What kind of impact could a recession have on New York City's revenues?
Blog State Budget
March 17, 2015Overview of Brownfield Cleanup Program
Op Ed State Budget
January 28, 2015Last week, Citizens Budget Commission listed the Top Ten Things to Look for in the NYS 2016 Budget. Here is how they fared in the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Cuomo on January 21.
Letter State Budget
March 05, 2014This letter expresses support for Executive Budget tax reforms, but recommends that action on the property tax relief proposals be deferred until their design is improved and the surplus necessary to sustain them is achieved.
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.
December 06, 2013The purpose of this background paper is to help inform tax policy choices that the new mayoral administration may face. It examines levels of taxation in New York City compared to other cities, and it reviews research on how taxes affect the local economy and migration patterns.
Video City Budget
December 06, 2013This panel discusses options to reform and increase the property tax; and the impact of tax levels on residential and business location decisions.
December 05, 2013The purpose of this report is to describe three options for increasing property tax revenues. The first of these options maintains status quo inequities; in contrast, the other two address some major problems with fairness and efficiency that characterize current policy.
November 26, 2013This letter to the NYS Tax Relief Commission includes cautions about the State's ability to commit to large new property tax relief programs, and recommendations for providing better relief with the $4 billion the State spends on current programs.
November 14, 2013The State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission contains many smart proposals, including reducing exemptions from the sales tax and reforming business tax incentives.
Video State Budget
April 11, 2013It has only been two weeks since the state budget was passed, but already some potential sticking points in next year's budget talks are emerging.
March 20, 2013The NYS Enacted FY2014 Budget includes an extension of a personal income tax surcharge that is disappointing and should be reconsidered.
December 06, 2007A background paper for the third session of a 2007 stakeholder conference to “fix Albany.” The process by which the next budget is prepared and debated, as well as the substantive decisions it embodies, are critical to the movement for political and fiscal reform in New York State. This paper focuses on a more equitable and affordable local tax burden.
Presentation State Budget
December 06, 2007Presentation from a stakeholder conference on setting budget reform priorities in 2007.