Tax & Budget

The Fight over Federal Appropriations: Impact on New York State

July 17, 2007. Today FPI released a new report and joined more than 30 children’s, hunger, religious, social service and other advocacy organizations in calling on Congress to stand with New York families. The groups urged the state’s representatives to resist pressure from the administration to cut funding for education, child care, worker training and similar programs. FPI’s report, an issue of Fiscal Policy Note$, takes a look at the struggle in Congress over domestic discretionary spending, and finds that … (read more)

The Public Cost of Privatized Medicare: How Medicare Advantage is hurting Medicare beneficiaries and other New York taxpayers

July 6, 2007. New York’s Child Health Plus expansion is being jeopardized by Medicare Advantage overpayments. How? A report from FPI and Citizen Action New York finds that a privatized Medicare plan is costing taxpayers $709 million in overpayments for New York alone – and NY beneficiaries paid $35 million in extra premiums. FPI and CANY point out that these funds would be better used to finance Governor Spitzer’s plan to cover all uninsured children. Press release, full report(read more)

Freelancers Inc.

June 3, 2007. An op ed by James Parrott. New York Times.(read more)

The Congressional Budget Plan

May 24, 2007. New from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: a brief analysis of the conference agreement.… (read more)

Stretched Too Thin: Food Stamp Benefits in New York State

May 16, 2007. Religious and civic leaders pledge to try the “Food Stamp Diet” – and eat on $3.50 a day – as FPI releases a new report. Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Rev. Paul D. Rees-Rohrbacher of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Albany, Ed Bloch of the Interfaith Alliance of New York State, Lynda Schuyler of Food Pantries for the Capital District and Linda Bopp of the Nutrition Consortium of New York … (read more)

Nolan had wrong idea about Resolution 99

May 6, 2007. An op ed by Trudi Renwick. Glens Falls Post Star.(read more)

Taxpayers Likely to Pay the AMT in Tax Year 2007 Under Current Law, By State

April 9, 2007. Data from Citizens for Tax Justice.… (read more)

Budget conference committee reports – 2007

March 30, 2007. So far:

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Tax Cuts: Myths and Realities

March 20, 2007. This report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities debunks eight tax-cut myths.… (read more)

Get one return, reap tax dollars

March 19, 2007. An op ed by James Parrott. Crains.(read more)