Legislators & Advocates Call for Working Family Tax Credits to Fight Childhood Poverty

On many levels, New York is an affluent state with high median incomes, quality schools, and prosperous corporations, but as the United Way reports, 45 percent of households in NYS cannot afford basic necessities.  As evidenced by the United Way of New York’s comprehensive, data-driven ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report, relying on the federal poverty guidelines is a poor measure – it is clear that while struggling working families may be above the poverty line, they are far from secure. Advocates from the United Way, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, and... Read more

Fiscal Policy Institute Response to the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2019 Contact:  Ron Deutsch, Executive Director Fiscal Policy Institute   Fiscal Policy Institute Response to the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget Revenues This year’s budget raises revenues from a number of different areas, and does so through a number of well-founded approaches. The Fiscal Policy Institute supports the newly enacted luxury real estate tax, which... Read more

New York’s Pathway to Shared Prosperity: Economic and Fiscal Outlook for FY 2020

February 12th, 2019.  The Fiscal Policy Institute released its 29th annual New York State budget briefing book, New York’s Pathway to Shared Prosperity: Economic and Fiscal Outlook for FY 2020. FPI’s budget briefing book analyzes the Governor’s FY 2020 Executive Budget and makes policy recommendations that would benefit all New Yorkers in the areas of taxes, human services, immigration,... Read more

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