New York State's Leadership in Providing Health Insurance

Apr 17, 2014

Amidst the national controversy over the creation of health insurance exchanges or marketplaces, the launch and early months of New York's official health plan marketplace stand out. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Departments of Health and Financial Services deserve recognition for an impressive start, even as further refinements are underway.

How to Make N.Y.C. Economic Development More Effective

Jan 27, 2014

Central to addressing the challenge of income inequality that Mayor Bill de Blasio has articulated so passionately is the need to ensure New York City's economy continues to grow and more New Yorkers are employed in middle-class jobs.

Where Mayor DeBlasio Can Find Some Real Money

Jan 07, 2014
It is likely that the Financial Plan Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to release in February will significantly increase municipal spending beyond the amounts previously planned by the Bloomberg Administration.

Find Ways to Attract Talent

Aug 12, 2013

CBC's Director of New York City Studies Maria Doulis pens an op-ed in the New York Times' Room for Debate on how the next mayor can achieve important economic development goals: more jobs, a more diversified industry mix, a larger middle class and enhanced entrepreneurship. 

Remaining the World's Most Competitive City

Jun 19, 2013

A study released earlier this month by The Economist Intelligence Unit held good news for New York City, which ranked first among 120 global cities based on ability to attract capital, businesses and talent. But the competition is fierce, and is not limited to international megacities like London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

The Next Mayor's Biggest Challenge

May 20, 2013

As the New York City mayor's race builds momentum, candidates are discussing a wide range of issues -- but not how they would tackle the biggest challenge the next mayor will certainly face: negotiating municipal labor contracts.

Finding a Better Way on Labor Bargaining

May 19, 2013

Taxpayers are at a disadvantage in collective bargaining with police and firefighter unions in New York state because of the way binding arbitration is done. The culprits are provisions of a statute, known as the Taylor Law, that expire July 1.

Reining in New York City's Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs

Apr 18, 2013

The growing cost of health insurance for city employees and retirees has to be brought under control. The City's employee unions, whose contracts have expired, may prefer to wait and negotiate with the next mayor, but the election won't change the fiscal reality: the City's share of health insurance premiums for city workers and retirees is high in comparison to norms in the private and public sectors.

NY's People Strengths Need Constant Work

Feb 10, 2013

Human capital is a hot topic. Thriving in the information economy requires a highly skilled workforce with specialized expertise and an ability to innovate. Attracting such a workforce is essential to New York's ability to retain strength in core industries and cultivate emerging ones.

City Workers, Pay Your Share

Feb 04, 2013

The cost of health insurance for New York City public employees and retirees is projected to grow by almost 40% by 2016 — rising to nearly $7 billion a year. That growth will amount to $1.5 billion of the $1.9 billion budget deficit projected for 2016.

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