Events

Join us for FPI’s FY 2020 Budget Briefing on February 12th

On Tuesday morning, February 12th, 2019, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its twenty-ninth annual budget briefing in the Huxley Theater at the New York State Museum (Madison Avenue Side of the Empire State Plaza Concourse). The Huxley Theater is a bit more of a walk down the concourse than our usual locations, but it’s great venue, with a large screen and amphitheater seating.

A complimentary breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. We hope that you and/or members of your staff will be able to join us for what we are confident will be a useful and informative session.

The briefing will examine various aspects of the Governor’s Executive Budget and their impact on such topics as:

  • Income Inequality, State Finances and Tax Revenues
  • Human Services, Housing & Health
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Economic Development
  • Local Government

We will also provide a Policy Recommendations Agenda for New York: FPI will outline progressive public policies that can be adopted to ensure that we create more shared opportunities to help lift New Yorkers out of poverty and provide avenues for upward mobility.

If you have any questions about the February 12th briefing or about any budget or economic policy issues, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 or by e-mail at info@fiscalpolicy.org. For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, please visit our website at www.fiscalpolicy.org.

Please register below:

 

Webinar: What New York’s Community Organizations Need To Know About Public Charge

Join FPI For A Webinar On:

What New York’s Community Organizations Need To Know About Public Charge

Sign up here!


Last month, the Department of Homeland Security publicized a proposed Public Charge rule that would punish immigrants going through official immigration processes and their families for applying for or receiving government benefits for which they are legally eligible. This would take away vital government assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, and housing assistance from low-income immigrant families, including U.S. citizen children. Denying access to basic needs programs will decimate their health and well-being.

Once the proposed rule change is published, there will be a 60-day period for the public to leave comments. The Fiscal Policy Institute and our partners at Hunger Solutions New York, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Empire Justice Center will host a one hour long webinar on Monday November 19th at 11:00AM. The webinar will cover what the current public charge rule is, how it is changing, what you can do to impact the rule making, and how to talk with your clients who may be impacted along with providing resources and other tools for community organizations.

Speakers will include:

  • Dawn Secor, SNAP Policy Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York
  • Claudia Calhoon, Senior Director of Immigrant Integration Policy, The New York Immigration Coalition
  • Melissa Krug, Poverty Analyst, Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Saima Akhtar, Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Sign up for the webinar here!

Slides and a recording of the webinar will be available after the event, so even if you cannot attend, you should sign up to gain access to the materials. If you have any further questions regarding the webinar, please email Melissa Krug at mkrug@fiscalpolicy.org.

Legislative Briefing: Supporting New York’s Local Governments

May 22, 2018

Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 4, Albany, NY

This legislative briefing will address the problem of fiscal stress among New York’s local governments and the role the State Legislature can play in addressing these challenges.

What can NY learn from other states? What does the in depth research on NYS show?

We are seeing important shifts in intergovernmental relations, most recently with the Federal tax reform on SALT.  How can NY best respond to these challenges?

Come share in a discussion of research by Cornell University, local government associations and policy think tanks.

Join us on May 22nd from 12pm-2:30pm! Registration is free, but please register here so we know you are coming.

If you have any questions, please contact Catarina Massa at clm344@cornell.edu or Ron Deutsch at the Fiscal Policy Institute at deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org. See you there!

Wealthy Inequality Forum at Caffé Lena on March 27th

“What Wealth Inequality Looks Like in Our Community,” an interactive program, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Caffé Lena, Phila Street, Saratoga Springs.

Please join the Fiscal Policy Institute’s Ron Deutsch and others in discussing issues like food insecurity, poverty, and the impact of the federal administration’s changes on New York.

For more information, see the event page on the Times Union.

2018 State Budget Briefing in NYC

On Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its 28th annual budget briefing, co-sponsored by the Community Service Society, 633 Third Avenue – the forum will be held on the 16th floor in the Retro Report conference room. Light refreshments and check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you and/or your colleagues will be able to join us for what we are confident will be a useful and informative session You can RSVP online here.

The briefing will examine various aspects of the governor’s Executive Budget including such topics as:

  • Income inequality in New York State
  • Federal law changes and what they mean for New York State
  • Federal funding at risk
  • Austerity budgeting and impacts of the two percent state spending cap
  • Reimagining New York’s tax code – Conformity issues and workarounds regarding deductibility of state and local taxes
  • Raising revenue to address budget shortfalls and looming cuts from D.C.
  • Supporting New York’s immigrant communities: education, health care, the DREAM Act, and more
  • What are the glaring omissions in the issues being addressed?
  • Public policies to help lift New Yorkers out of poverty and to provide avenues for upward mobility, and to create more shared opportunities for all
 

If you have any questions about the February 28th briefing or about any budget or economic policy issues, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 or by e-mail at info@fiscalpolicy.org. For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, please visit our website at www.fiscalpolicy.org.

 

Please register by  Monday, February 26, 2018.

Join us for FPI’s FY 2019 Budget Briefing on February 13th

On Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its 28th annual budget briefing in Meeting Room 7 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. A complimentary breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:15 a.m. We hope that you and/or your colleagues will be able to join us for what we are confident will be a useful and informative session. You can RSVP online here.

The briefing will examine various aspects of the governor’s Executive Budget including such topics as:

  • Income inequality in New York State
  • Federal law changes and what they mean for New York State
  • Federal funding at risk
  • Austerity budgeting and impacts of the two percent state spending cap
  • Reimagining New York’s tax code – Conformity issues and workarounds regarding deductibility of state and local taxes
  • Raising revenue to address budget shortfalls and looming cuts from D.C.
  • Supporting New York’s immigrant communities: education, health care, the DREAM Act, and more
  • What are the glaring omissions in the issues being addressed?
  • Public policies to help lift New Yorkers out of poverty and to provide avenues for upward mobility, and to create more shared opportunities for all

If you have any questions about the February 13th briefing or about any budget or economic policy issues, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 or by e-mail at info@fiscalpolicy.org. For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, please visit our website at www.fiscalpolicy.org.

Please register by Monday, February  12, 2018.

2018 FPI State Budget Briefing in Albany

On Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its 28th annual budget briefing in Meeting Room 7 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. A complimentary breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:15 a.m. We hope that you and/or your colleagues will be able to join us for what we are confident will be a useful and informative session. You can RSVP online here.

The briefing will examine various aspects of the governor’s Executive Budget including such topics as:

  • Income Inequality in New York State
  • Federal Tax Law changes and what they mean for New York State
  • Federal Funding at Risk
  • Austerity Budgeting and Impacts of the two percent state spending cap
  • Reimagining New York’s Tax Code – Conformity issues and SALT Workarounds
  • Raising Revenue to address budget shortfalls and looming cuts from D.C.
  • FY 2019 Executive Budget: What are the major policy issues that the governor addresses in the Executive Budget? What are the glaring omissions in the issues being addressed?
  • Shared Opportunity Agenda for New York: FPI will outline progressive public policies that can be adopted to ensure that we create more shared opportunities to help lift New Yorkers out of poverty and provide avenues for upward mobility.

 

If you have any questions about the February 13th briefing or about any budget or economic policy issues, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 or by e-mail at kmoses@fiscalpolicy.org. For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, please visit our website at www.fiscalpolicy.org.

 

Please register by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Senior Budget and Policy Analyst

The Senior Budget and Policy Analyst will lead work in a range of policy areas of importance to the Fiscal Policy Institute. He or she will produce timely, comprehensible, and reliable research. A central part of the job will be leading FPI’s research analyzing state budget proposals in real time every January to April. The right candidate will have strong policy analysis skills, will work well independently and in teams, and will be able to communicate information effectively to diverse audiences. Like all FPI staff, the right candidate for this position will have a commitment to reversing the extraordinary racial and economic disparities in wages, income, and opportunity in our communities, and will have a desire to focus on the role state and local governments can play in improving conditions for all New Yorkers.

This is a senior-level position and will be part of the leadership team of FPI. The right candidate will have at least 10 years of experience, and will receive a pay and benefits package to reflect that experience.

For a full job description please go to:  http://fiscalpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Senior-Budget-and-Policy-Analyst.docx.

Fiscal Policy Institute is Expanding

August 1, 2017.

We’re pleased to announce some staff changes at the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Kendra Moses recently joined FPI as Operations Manager. Kendra comes to us from Greater Adirondack Home Aides, where she was Chief Financial Officer and Consumer Directed Medicaid Program Director.

Melissa Krug was hired as FPI’s new Poverty Policy Analyst. Melissa was a Center for Women and Government fellow at FPI through the budget season working on poverty issues.

David Dyssegaard Kallick has been promoted to Deputy Director of FPI. He will also continue as director of the Immigration Research Initiative that he started at FPI. David has been with FPI for 15 years, formerly serving as senior fellow and director of the Labor Community Advocacy Network to Rebuild New York after September 11.

We look forward to working with you all in the future!

Briefing on Mayor de Blasio’s FY 2018 Preliminary NYC Budget

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its annual New York City budget briefing to the Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). The briefing presentation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The briefing is open to the public. To register for this free event, please click here.

The topics to be covered during the briefing include:

  • An overview of the Mayor’s Preliminary FY 2018 City budget
  • NYC’s social and economic context at the beginning of 2017
  • The impact of the State budget on NYC
  • The potential impact of federal budget cuts on the City, the Health + Hospitals Corporation, NYCHA, and the State

 Note that if you have already registered through the Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network, you do not need to register again.

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