Immigration Reform Forum in Patchogue

March 13, 2013. A forum in Patchogue on immigration reform, sponsored by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, at the church that played an important role after the killing of Marcelo Lucero.

A forum on the economic benefits of immigration reform will be taking place at the Congregational Church of Patchogue Monday morning at 10:30 a.m.

…panelists include Congressman Tim Bishop and representatives from Long Island Association, Long Island Federation of Labor, Long Island Farm Bureau, Local 32BJ (SEIU) and Local 1102 (RWDSU).

The forum is being hosted by David Dyssegaard Kaillick of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

A Better Choice Budget for New York State

March 9, 2013, Poughkeepsie. A Better Choice Budget Forum was held on Saturday morning, March 9, 2013 at 11 am at the Holy Light Pentecostal Church at 33 South Clover Street in Poughkeepsie. Speakers included Poughkeepsie Common Councilmember Ann Perry, Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, long-time community activist Mae Parker-Harris and FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro.

Managing shifting risks: combatting a shrinking safety net with financial empowerment

December 13, 2012, Manhattan. Financial responsibility and risk have shifted from institutions and businesses to individual households over the last three decades. This trend, accelerated by recent state budget cutbacks in social service programs, means many families are left to navigate a more complex system on their own. Can cities use technology and policy innovation to bridge the gap? How are philanthropy and non-profit networks promoting new structures to enable hard working families to meet these challenges?

The program co-hosted by The New America Foundation and The Financial Clinic focused on the impact of risk shifting and how financial development and asset-building tools are empowering families in New York and across the nation. The panelists were James Parrott, FPI’s Deputy Director and Chief Economist; Mae Watson Grote, Founder and Executive Director, The Financial Clinic; Chauncy Lennon, Program Officer, Ford Foundation; and Kristin Morse, Executive Director, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity. The moderator was Justin King, Federal Policy Liaison, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation.

Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City

October 18-19, 2012, Manhattan. Innovative city shapers and thought leaders gathered at the third annual Municipal Art Summit for New York City. On Thursday afternoon (October 18), FPI senior fellow David Dyssegaard Kallick participated in a session called Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Sustaining a Diverse Economy in the Livable City.

Measuring Poverty in NYC: Why it Matters

October 5, 2012, Manhattan. The Community Service Society hosted a forum to discuss newly released census data on poverty in New York City and how it compares to the City’s alternative poverty measure. Should the city continue to produce its own measure? What does it reveal that’s different? And what does it mean for public policy? The following panel experts helped to answer these questions:

James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Mark Levitan, Director of Poverty Research for NYC’s Center of Economic Opportunity

Michelle Holder, Senior Policy Analyst at CSS

Council Members sponsoring legislation to require the city to continue to produce an annual poverty measure and report.

Annual conference on local government – Sponsored by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

June 19, 2012, Newburgh. The program focused on lessons learned from the first year of the state’s 2 percent tax cap, along with the ongoing crisis in public finance. FPI’s Frank Mauro moderated the plenary panel, “The Crisis in Public Finance.” The panel was preceded by a keynote address by Richard Brodsky of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Finances of the City of Yonkers. Agenda.

Outlook for the Economy of New York State Rural Areas

June 9, 2012, Windsor. David Dyssegaard Kallick made a presentation to a board retreat of the Rural and Migrant Ministry. The presentation focused on trends over the past 10 years in New York counties where the group works, and anticipated concerns and opportunities related to improving the lives of low-income people in rural New York.

Demographic and economic trends affecting the nation’s long term economic outlook

June 4, 2012, Albany. Frank Mauro spoke at a meeting of the United University Profession’s Committee on Active Retired Membership (COARM).

New Americans on Long Island: A Vital Sixth of the Economy

March 21, 2012, Rockville Centre. A briefing and discussion on the Fiscal Policy Institute’s recent report. Participants learned about the economic impact of immigrants on Long Island’s economy: facts, questions, and dialogue. Hosted by The Energeia Partnership & Health & Welfare Council of Long Island.

The proposed New York City budget and its impact on low-income New Yorkers

March 6, 2012, Manhattan. The Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network at its monthly meeting hosted FPI’s James Parrott, who reviewed the projected impacts of the Mayor’s proposal, the interaction between the City and State executive budgets, and the economic factors affecting projected revenue, etc. Useful for anyone involved in city budget advocacy, or who wants to understand more about how funding for social programs fits in to a broader context. At the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

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