CBC Recommends How to Improve the State Budget for FY 2004-2005

Mar 25, 2004
The CBC today sent a letter to Members of the State Legislature proposing specific ways to improve the State Budget for fiscal year 2004-2005.

CBC Letter to the State Legislator Urging Them to Follow "The Palisades Principles"

Mar 24, 2004

The CBC letter to members of the State Legislature proposing specific ways to improve the State Budget for fiscal year 2004-2005.

CBC Letter to the State Legislator Urging Them to Follow "The Palisades Principles"

Mar 24, 2004
The CBC letter to members of the State Legislature proposing specific ways to improve the State Budget for fiscal year 2004-2005.

Financing Transportation Services in the New York Region

Mar 01, 2004
This is the summary of a report that analyzes the problems associated with current policies for financing transportation in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

Confronting the Tradeoffs in Medicaid Cost Containment

Feb 01, 2004

While its benefits are clear and widely supported, Medicaid’s costs are far more controversial. In New York, total spending for Medicaid of $36 billion in fiscal year 2003 represented nearly 40 percent of total State expenditures.

Five-Year Pocket Summary, 56th Edition, December 2003

Dec 01, 2003

Collection of financial data relating to New York City and New York State government in FY 2000-2004.

Reform in New York: The Budget, The Legislature and the Governance Process

Nov 10, 2003

This is a report on New York State's legislative process presented on behalf of the CBC by Professor Gerald Benjamin of SUNY New Paltz.  It was presented at a 2003 CBC conference on New York State's Fiscal Practices.

Fixing New York State's Fiscal Practices: Five Problems That Hurt New York State and What Can Be Done to Fix Them

Nov 10, 2003

"This report highlights 5 major fiscal issues facing New York State: 1) New Yorkers are the most heavily taxed Americans; 2) the State’s debt burden is among the highest in the nation; 3) New York has large and recurring budget gaps; 4) the budget process lacks timeliness, transparency, and responsibility; and 5) improvements in fiscal practices are hampered by unresponsive governmental institu

New Study Finds Local Taxes in New York State are Highest in Nation, Due to Medicaid, Education, and Employee Benefits

Nov 10, 2003

This is a report summary which found that local taxes in New York State are among the highest in the nation due to Medicaid, education, and employee benefits.

CBC Issues Report Card Grading the New York City Budget 2003-04

Jul 29, 2003

This is a summary of New York City’s Budget Report Card for fiscal year 2003-2004. It provides a review of the grading criteria and explains the basis for overall "C" grade given to New York City.

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