A Harder Struggle, Fewer Opportunities: The Impact of the Governor’s Proposed Budget on Women, Children and Families

March 23, 2011. This report, prepared for the New York Women’s Foundation, shows that the Executive Budget takes away from an array of vital programs that strengthen women’s ability to support themselves and their families, and keep them healthy and safe. Obstacles are placed in the paths of women trying to improve their lives and those of their children. The proposed assembly and senate budgets move in the right direction by moderating some of the proposed spending reductions. The leaders should further moderate cuts while considering revenue actions to lessen the disproportionate reliance on spending cuts.

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