ABNY's State Budget Policy Brief with Patrick Orecki of Citizens Budget Commission

Updated: Jan 21, 2020

As an interdisciplinary urban planning firm that works across sectors, the Karp Strategies team is committed to keeping our fingers on the pulse of State and local policy. Last night, ABNY hosted Citizens Budget Commission’s Patrick Orecki who briefed attendees on the intricacies of the state budget for Fiscal Year 2020 - all $175 billion of it. Top of mind for the presenter and audience were the policy issues that typically accompany the State budget negotiations. This year, the off-budget measures included congestion pricing, permanent property tax cap (outside of NYC), criminal justice reform, and the plastic bag ban.

While many of the details of this budget’s most talked about measure, congestion pricing (also known as the Central Business District Tolling Program), aren’t finalized, here’s what we do know: