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.

A Busy Day in Albany

Feb 20, 2013
On February 13th, lawmakers in the New York State Assembly had a busy day: they introduced eight bills enhancing the pension benefits of public employees and retirees. These bills would add at least $1.35 billion in costs to State and local employers.

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.

Competitiveness Scorecard: Assessing NYC's Competitiveness as a Home for Human Capital

Feb 07, 2013

The future econonomic prosperity of the New York City metropolitan area depends on attracting and retaining a highly-educated workforce. In coming years, economic growth will be driven by industries that require highly-skilled workers with specialized knowldge, technical expertise and an ability to innovate.

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The Next Challenge: Retiree Health Benefits (Updated April 25, 2012)

Apr 17, 2012

Last month, State leaders acted to reduce future costs and create substantial long-term savings for taxpayers by adopting pension benefit reforms for new public employees.  The next challenge is to address the high costs of retiree health insurance.

2011 Benefits Sweetener Scorecard

Apr 11, 2011
For the past five years, the CBC has monitored bills introduced in the State Legislature to enhance the pension benefits of New York’s public employees, grant costly protections to retiree health insurance benefits, and make fiscally imprudent changes to the funding of the State’s pension systems. This year, even as elected officials worked to pass a budget to restrain State spending, more than 55 such bills have been introduced.

CBC Updates Pension Sweetener Scorecard

Jun 18, 2009

CBC posted an update of its pension sweetener scorecard. The scorecard tracks the introduction, progress, and sponsors of legislation designed to sweeten existing pension benefits of government employees, as well as any pension reform efforts to reduce future pension liabilities.

CBC Announces New Effort To Focus Attention On Pension Costs Of Public Employees

Jun 03, 2009

The CBC announced today that it will create a running “scorecard” to highlight legislative activity related to pension costs. The scorecard will track the introduction, progress, and sponsors of legislation designed to sweeten existing pension benefits of government employees, as well as any pension reform efforts to reduce future pension liabilities.

2009 Benefits Sweetener Scorecard

Jun 03, 2009

A scorecard developed by the CBC that highlights legislative activity related to pension costs. The scorecard will track the introduction, progress, and sponsors of legislation designed to sweeten existing pension benefits of government employees, as well as any pension reform efforts to reduce future pension liabilities.

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