Economic Security & Opportunity

The State of Our Schools: The Effect of the “Bare-Bones” Budget on New York School Districts

January 8, 2002. The Fiscal Policy Institute did the data analysis for this new report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund. It shows that 81% of New York State’s school children are in school districts that are getting less state aid per pupil this year than last year, when adjusted for inflation.  Also see:  Impact of the 2001-2002 Bare Bones Budget County by County.

Update: April 17, 2002.… (read more)

Welfare Reform and Social Indicators – New York City

December 7, 2001. These fact sheets were distributed at the GULP/FPI TANF Reauthorization Forum held in New York City today. See also the summary data sheet for New York City’s five counties and the summary data sheet for Congressional districts 5-18.

COUNTIES County-specific data for New York City’s counties can be found on these summary sheets. Bronx Kings New York Queens Richmond CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS Data from the Census Bureau’s 2000 Supplementary Survey for NYC Congressional Districts. 5th Congressional District… (read more)

TANF Reauthorization

November 30, 2001. Comments from FPI submitted to the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also see:

  • Welfare reform and social indicators: county-specific data (fall 2001) and NYC data (December 7, 2001). These fact sheets show (1) trends in poverty and other social and economic indicators since the advent of welfare reform and (2) changes in the use of temporary assistance, medicaid and food stamps during this period.
  • FPI presentation: TANF Reauthorization (November 2001).
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Welfare Reform and Social Indicators – County by County

Fall 2001. These fact sheets were prepared for the GULP/FPI TANF Reauthorization Forums in upstate New York. They present data on:

  1. trends in poverty and other social and economic indicators since the advent of welfare reform,
  2. changes in the use of temporary assistance, medicaid and food stamps during this period, and
  3. several key county policies.
Counties Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston(read more)

Testimony of Frank Mauro to the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security

September 2001.  Testimony.… (read more)

Testimony of FPI Senior Economist Moshe Adler to the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security

September 2001.  Testimony.… (read more)

Impact of the 2001-2002 Bare Bones Budget on School Districts, County by County

August 2001. Click on the county you are interested in to download a PDF file summarizing the impact of the Bare Bones Budget on the school districts in that county.

Counties Albany Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Rensselaer Rockland St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan(read more)

Proposed TANF Regulations

July 6, 2001. Comments prepared by FPI’s Frank Mauro for the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, on a proposed amendment to Title 18 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, with respect to exceptions to 5-year time limits.… (read more)

Safety net urged for state’s poor

May 16, 2001. An article by Erika Rosenberg, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, related to a briefing prepared by the Campaign for the Empire State Jobs Program.

New York needs a $190 million program to help thousands of families approaching the five-year time limit for receiving welfare benefits, advocates for the poor said yesterday.

About 63,000 welfare cases — including 2,095 in Monroe County — are expected to hit a federal time limit in December, according to the latest … (read more)

Jobs urged as welfare deadline looms

May 16, 2001. An article by Elizabeth Benjamin, Albany Times-Union, related to a briefing prepared by the Campaign for the Empire State Jobs Program: a state-subsidized program would aid thousands reaching end of 5-year benefits limit.

Labor unions and activists on Tuesday called on lawmakers to approve a $190 million program to provide 8,000 state-subsidized jobs for people who will hit a five-year time limit for federal welfare benefits in December.

The program proposed in a bill sponsored … (read more)