Events

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.

2017 State Budget Briefing in NYC

On Thursday afternoon, February 16, 2017, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its New York State budget briefing in New York City at Community Service Society (CSS). Check-in and refreshments will begin at 2:30 p.m. Our presentation begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.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. 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: Income inequality has been growing over the past five years in NYS. How do the governor’s budget proposals and our current tax system affect this major problem? We will provide the most recent research and analysis on the issue.
  • Millionaires’ Tax: The governor has made the temporary extension of the millionaires’ tax a centerpiece of his Executive Budget proposal. FPI will provide details on how state residents are impacted and the reasons we should not only extend, but expand, this progressive tax. FPI will present an alternative tax proposal to create a more permanent and equitable rate structure for NYS.
  • Federal Funding at Risk: With over one-third of our budget coming from the federal government there is great concern as to how policy changes in Washington will impact our state’s finances. Based on current proposals, we will detail the potential impact that federal policy changes could have on health insurance, social services, Medicaid, and taxes, and explore ways to address these potential funding shortfalls.
  • Austerity Budgeting/Financial Plan: What are the impacts of continued austerity spending resulting from the governor’s self-imposed 2 percent state spending cap? Is it necessary to continue this austerity spending which will result in billions in unspecified cuts in out-years when incomes and tax receipts are growing faster than 2 percent per year? FPI will provide an analysis of the negative impacts of the cap on state agencies, human services and local governments.
  • FY 2018 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? What is the overall impact of the governor’s proposed budget on the ability of the state to meet its major social and economic challenges and opportunities such as the exceptionally high child poverty rates in the major upstate cities? We provide our analysis of the governor’s proposals on taxes, education, human services, economic development, housing, local government, minimum wage, and more.
  • 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 16th briefing or about any budget or economic policy issues, please contact us by telephone at 518-786-3156 x 7161 or by e-mail at info@fiscalpolicy.org.

Please register by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

2017 Albany Annual Budget Briefing

On Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its twenty-seventh annual budget briefing in Meeting Room 7 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Please note the venue change for this year’s briefing. A complimentary breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 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. 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: Income inequality has been growing over the past five years in NYS. How do the governor’s budget proposals and our current tax system affect this major problem? We will provide the most recent research and analysis on the issue.
  • Millionaires’ Tax: The governor has made the temporary extension of the millionaires’ tax a centerpiece of his Executive Budget proposal. FPI will provide details on how state residents are impacted and the reasons we should not only extend, but expand, this progressive tax. FPI will present an alternative tax proposal to create a more permanent and equitable rate structure for NYS.
  • Federal Funding at Risk: With over one-third of our budget coming from the federal government there is great concern as to how policy changes in Washington will impact our state’s finances. Based on current proposals, we will detail the potential impact that federal policy changes could have on health insurance, social services, Medicaid, and taxes, and explore ways to address these potential funding shortfalls.
  • Austerity Budgeting/Financial Plan: What are the impacts of continued austerity spending resulting from the governor’s self-imposed 2 percent state spending cap? Is it necessary to continue this austerity spending which will result in billions in unspecified cuts in out-years when incomes and tax receipts are growing faster than 2 percent per year? FPI will provide an analysis of the negative impacts of the cap on state agencies, human services and local governments.
  • FY 2018 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? What is the overall impact of the governor’s proposed budget on the ability of the state to meet its major social and economic challenges and opportunities such as the exceptionally high child poverty rates in the major upstate cities? We provide our analysis of the governor’s proposals on taxes, education, human services, economic development, housing, local government, minimum wage, and more.
  • 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 7th 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 3, 2017.

2016 FPI Annual Breakfast in NYC

December 14, 2016, Manhattan. FPI’s 2016 annual breakfast fundraiser will honor Deyanira Del Rio, Henry Garrido, and Steven Greenhouse.

2016 FPI Awards Celebration in Albany

June 1, 2016, Albany. The Fiscal Policy Institute is honoring Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Congressman Paul Tonko, and NYSUT President Karen Magee at a fundraiser benefitting the Fiscal Policy Institute on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza’s Albany Room. You may register online

Briefing on Mayor de Blasio’s FY 2017 Preliminary NYC Budget

March 10, 2016. On Thursday morning, March 10, 2016, 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 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 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 2017 Budget proposal.
  • The social and economic context in New York City at the beginning of 2016.
  • The impact on New York City and its budget of the Governor’s proposed FY 2017 Executive Budget.
  • Discuss the outlook for and the prospective impact of an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

 

2016 State Budget Briefing in NYC

On Friday morning, February 12, 2016, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its New York State budget briefing in New York City at Community Service Society (CSS). Please note that CSS has moved locations. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 10:30 a.m. Our presentation begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. 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. 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: How do the governor’s budget proposals and our current tax system affect this major problem? We will provide the most recent research and analysis on the issue.
  • Minimum Wage: Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour will be one of the most hotly debated topics this session. We will present the most recent findings and analysis from FPI and our national partners on the economic impacts of this proposal. To ensure that all hard-working New Yorkers are included under the $15 minimum wage, FPI will also examine why the state needs to increase funding for human service workers providing essential public services under state contract or Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Austerity Budgeting/Financial Plan: What are the impacts of continued austerity spending resulting from the governor’s self-imposed 2 percent state spending cap? Is it necessary to continue this austerity spending which will result in billions in unspecified cuts in out years when incomes and tax receipts are growing faster than 2 percent per year? The governor’s financial plan assumes the expiration of the temporary personal income tax surcharges set to sunset in 2017. FPI will present an alternative tax proposal to create a more equitable rate structure for NYS.
  • 2016-17 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? What is the overall impact of the governor’s proposed budget on the ability of the state to meet its major social and economic challenges and opportunities such as the exceptionally high child poverty rates in the major upstate cities? We provide our analysis of the governor’s proposals on taxes, education, human services, economic development, bank settlement funds, infrastructure, local government, minimum wage, and more.
  • 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 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 by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

2016 Annual Budget Briefing in Albany

On Wednesday morning, February 3, 2016, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its twenty-sixth annual budget briefing in the Albany Room on the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza. Please note the venue change for this year’s briefing. 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. 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: How do the governor’s budget proposals and our current tax system affect this major problem? We will provide the most recent research and analysis on the issue.
  • Minimum Wage: Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour will be one of the most hotly debated topics this session. We will present the most recent findings and analysis from FPI and our national partners on the economic impacts of this proposal. To ensure that all hard-working New Yorkers are included under the $15 minimum wage, FPI will also examine why the state needs to increase funding for human service workers providing essential public services under state contract or Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Austerity Budgeting/Financial Plan: What are the impacts of continued austerity spending resulting from the governor’s self-imposed 2 percent state spending cap? Is it necessary to continue this austerity spending which will result in billions in unspecified cuts in out years when incomes and tax receipts are growing faster than 2 percent per year? The governor’s financial plan assumes the expiration of the temporary personal income tax surcharges set to sunset in 2017. FPI will present an alternative tax proposal to create a more equitable rate structure for NYS.
  • 2016-17 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? What is the overall impact of the governor’s proposed budget on the ability of the state to meet its major social and economic challenges and opportunities such as the exceptionally high child poverty rates in the major upstate cities? We provide our analysis of the governor’s proposals on taxes, education, human services, economic development, bank settlement funds, infrastructure, local government, minimum wage, and more.
  • 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 3rd 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 1, 2016.

Real Living Wage NYC Educational Breakfast Forum

April 23, 2015, Manhattan. James Parrott delivered this presentation at the Community Church of New York for the Real Living Wage NYC Educational Forum, a gathering of New York City faith leaders committed to a “faith-based movement for racial and economic justice.

Parrott uses the 2014 NYC Self-Sufficiency Standard as a basis for identifying a “real living wage” level for New York City.

Briefing on the Mayor’s Preliminary 2016 NYC Budget

On Tuesday morning, March 10, 2015, the Fiscal Policy Institute presented its annual New York City budget briefing to the Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. The briefing is open to the public.

The topics covered during the briefing included:

  • An overview of the Mayor’s Preliminary FY 2016 Budget proposal, with a particular focus on new human services spending initiatives in the context of changes in human services spending in recent years.
  • The social and economic context in New York City at the beginning of 2015: the unevenness of the recovery and wage, income and employment trends. The presentation will review the extent and persistence of low wages in the social services contract sector and discuss changes needed to raise wages in that sector.
  • The impact on New York City and its budget of the Governor’s proposed 2015-2016 Executive Budget.
  • Highlights of FPI’s recent report on NYC tax trends and discuss priorities for NYC tax reform.