Events

2019 Past Events Below

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Join Us for Tax Justice NY!

You are invited to FPI’s new FREE event”Tax Justice NY: Moving from Austerity to Prosperity” in Albany on Monday, December 9th, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm in Meeting Room 5, Empire State Plaza. Our state’s tax policy is a tool we can all use to eliminate existing racial, ethnic, and gender inequities and increase economic equality for all New Yorkers.  We are excited to partner with state and national advocacy organizations to bring these informative and energizing panel discussions to Albany in preparation for the 2020 state legislative session.  

11:30 am – 11:55 am “Surveying the 2020 Landscape”
New York State needs to commit to ensuring that its residents have equal access to economic opportunity and the tools necessary to achieve financial success. This talk will explore what we’ve achieved and where we still need to make significant progress.
Welcome: Michael Burgess, Board President, Fiscal Policy Institute
Remarks: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute
Noon – 12:45 pm Panel 1: “Making Headway”  
Fully funding programs and services are essential to progress, and New York State needs revenue to address many long-neglected issues. This panel will discuss what revenue-boosting policies could be enacted to ensure our state can grow equitably.
Moderator: Jonas Shaende, Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute 
Panelists: Charles Khan, Organizing Director, Strong Economy for All:  Michelle Gittelman, Revenue Working Group; Pierce Delahunt, Patriotic Millionaires
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm:Free Box Lunch with Keynote Speaker Elizabeth McNichol, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Panel 2: “Austerity’s Impact”
Our state budget is subject to a 2 percent growth cap, with much state spending held flat for years. Join us to explore the impact of the cap on our state’s infrastructure, both human and physical (human services, housing, education, and health care).
Moderator: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute 
Panelists: Michelle Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Human Services Coalition; Jasmine Gripper, Legislative Director, Alliance Quality Education; Mark Hannay, Executive Director, Metro New York Health Care for All; Paulette Soltani, Political Director, VOCAL-NY 
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm: “Call to Action on the NYS Working Families Tax Credits” 
Learn how two powerful tax policies – the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Empire State Child Credit – can better serve New Yorkers who need help the most. 
Moderator: Cara Long Cora, Senior Policy Analyst, Fiscal Policy Institute
Panelists: Brenda Episcopo, President and CEO, United Way of New York State
Dorothy (Dede) Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm:  Closing Remarks & Next Steps
Remarks: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute

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


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 22, 2018 from 12pm-2:30pm!

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.

 

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.

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
 

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.

 

 

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!

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