Good Ideas in Tax Commission Report

Nov 15, 2013
The report from the State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission released yesterday contains many smart proposals and deserves serious study by the Governor and the Legislature. Two ideas in particular are especially worthwhile – reducing exemptions from the sales tax and reforming business tax incentives.

Budgeting and Performance: Improving Reporting and Links to the Budget

Nov 05, 2013

Presentation on linking budgeting and performance given by CBC’s Director of City Studies Maria Doulis at “The Measured City” Conference on October 30, 2013.

The Challenge of Making Universal Prekindergarten a Reality in New York State

Oct 24, 2013

Calling for the expansion of prekindergarten programs in New York may be popular and, if done properly, may also be worthwhile and cost effective over the long run. But before raising public expectations, New York’s leaders should review the history of such efforts and take stock of some key realities, including the high cost.

Report: The Challenge of Making Universal Prekindergarten a Reality in New York State
Map: Universal Pre-K Participation
Press Release

Recent Confusion over the MTA’s Financial Condition and What to Do About It

Oct 11, 2013
In the past two weeks the State Comptroller released the office’s annual review of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) financial outlook and the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” featured four contributions addressing “Is there any hope for NYC Transit?” The mix of fact and opinion in these writings may leave many readers more confused than enlightened.

CBC Elects New Trustees

Oct 10, 2013

The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) today announced 16 new trustees have been elected over the past 10 months. CBC’s trustees play an essential role in the work of the Commission, providing crucial support by, among other things, informing and guiding research

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. 

CBC Reviews New York State’s First-Ever 10-Year Capital Plan

Sep 26, 2013

The Citizens Budget Commission today released a Policy Brief containing its assessment of New York State’s first-ever 10-year capital plan. The plan was released in June by the New York Works Task Force, appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders to more effectively and strategically allocate New York’s capital investment funding.

Three Key Steps for Improving New York State’s New Statewide Capital Plan

Sep 26, 2013

The Citizens Budget Commission today released a Policy Brief containing its assessment of New York State’s first-ever 10-year capital plan. The plan was released in June by the New York Works Task Force, appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders to more effectively and strategically allocate New York’s capital investment funding.

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