Puerto Rico’s Looming 2019 Medicaid Fiscal Cliff

Puerto Rico and its residents have experienced numerous crises and shocks in the last decades, including an economic depression dating back to 2006; a public debt crisis resulting in the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history and a federally appointed fiscal oversight board pursuing deep budget cuts; a demographic crisis with population dropping by more than 600,000 residents since peaking at 3.8 million in 2004; and most recently, the devastation and cascading effects left by the hurricanes of 2017.

Oversight That Works

Puerto Rico’s protracted economic depression — and the draconian measures implemented to combat the resulting fiscal imbalances — have eroded the island’s government capacity to perform at all levels and created fertile ground for unscrupulous actors to engage in fraudulent behavior.  Severe austerity programs implemented since 2006 have led to: drastic budget cuts in numerous key agencies, high employee turnover, low morale amongst public servants and limited resources across the board.

CNE Analyzes the New PREPA Restructuring Support Agreement: It is Worse Than You Think

On May 3, 2019, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”), the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (“AAFAF”), and the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico (the “FOMB”), executed a “Definitive Restructuring Support Agreement” (the “RSA”), with the members of the Ad Hoc Group of PREPA Bondholders (the “Ad Hoc Group”), and Assured Guaranty Corp. and Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. (collectively, “Assured”), for the restructuring of a portion of certain bonds issued by PREPA.

Puerto Rico’s Unfinished Business After Hurricane María

It has been a little over a year since Hurricane María fractured Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and its demographic and economic landscape. Currently, all the critical infrastructure—electricity, water, telecommunications, schools, and hospitals—is functional.

CNE lanza nueva iniciativa: Blueprint

Click here for the English version En CNE entendemos que es imprescindible desarrollar un marco abarcador de planificación y política pública para atender todo lo relacionado al tema de vivienda y la tenencia de la tierra. Estos asuntos son medulares para la recuperación y reconstrucción de Puerto Rico. Blueprint proveerá una plataforma de intercambio de Read More

Transforming the Recovery into Locally-led Growth: Federal Contracting in the Post-Disaster Period

Transforming the Recovery into Locally-led Growth: Federal Contracting in the Post-Disaster Period Published on September 26, 2018 / Leer en español Deepak Lamba-Nieves Research Director Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei Research Associate DOWNLOAD Full Report RELATED CONTENT Federal Post-María Contracting Monitoring (FPMCM) Dashboard SHARE In the wake of the devastation resulting from hurricane María, the United States Federal Read More