Statement on Commissioner Linn’s Response to CBC Letter on NYC Health Agreement With the Municipal Labor Committee

Jun 10, 2014

The CBC appreciates receiving Commissioner Linn’s response to CBC President Carol Kellermann’s letter of June 6, 2014 relating to potential savings from worker and retiree health insurance reforms under the recent agreement with the Municipal Labor Committee.

Challenges Facing the Next Mayor: A Series of Interactive Features

Oct 03, 2013

Each week preceding the mayoral election the Citizens Budget Commission will highlight an economic and fiscal challenge the next mayor will face with an interactive feature. 

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.

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.

Sneak Labor Giveaway

May 06, 2012

Across New York, the cost of health benefits for retired government employees is growing so rapidly that it threatens to crowd out funding for essential government services. Rather than lay off police or close libraries, public officials may want to use their discretion to alter retiree health insurance — but some state legislators are trying to take away that discretion.

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