What NY Should Do With $4B

Jul 24, 2014
New York State will soon receive more than $4 billion in settlements from large financial institutions. It is an unprecedented windfall, coming from wrongdoing by banks, and it is rightly generating public discussion about what to do with the money.

Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

May 28, 2014

New York City's system for collecting and disposing of garbage is exceptionally expensive, and now is the time for the de Blasio Administration to address the problem.

Issues Remain In Mayor de Blasio's New Budget

May 09, 2014

For months, the biggest fiscal uncertainty for the city has been how Mayor de Blasio would handle negotiations with the municipal unions that have been working without contracts. The tentative agreement with the teachers union last week and the executive budget released Thursday reveal the mayor’s solution.

PATH Should Be Run By New Jersey Transit

May 05, 2014

PATH—the rail transit system of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—is the only mass transit system in the nation with no tax subsidy. That should be changed, and responsibility for running PATH should be shifted to New Jersey Transit.

Doulis: City, Teachers’ Agreement Resolves Major Uncertainty Around City’s Financial Plan

May 01, 2014

The tentative agreement between the city and the teachers union resolves major uncertainty surrounding the city's financial plan and ensures some stability in labor relations with a major segment of the city workforce for the next five years.

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.

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