May 6, 2008. A report from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University shows that the Bush administration bypassed Congress to issue a directive that will cut children’s health insurance funding in New York – at a time when residents and taxpayers can ill afford it. Report co-released by FPI, New York Children’s Action Network and Medicaid Matters New York. Press release >>
February 20, 2008. FPI’s release showing the detailed impact of President Bush’s $1.7 billion cut to New York for 2008-2009.
January 20, 2008. This brief provides information about the state’s economy, its finances, and three policy issues (property taxes, economic development and economic security) that are sure to receive significant attention during this year’s budget debates. It also touches on the federal stimulus package now being debated in Washington, and how that package may help or hurt in the balancing of the state budget.
October 31, 2007. FPI senior economist Trudi Renwick participated in a telephone press conference organized by Citizen Action and the Emergency Campaign for America’s Priorities to illustrate the impact of a budget veto on New Yorkers’ vital human needs. Read ECAP’s press release.
Difference between the President’s Budget and House Appropriations: Impact on New York State for Selected Programs
October 29, 2007. President Bush has threatened to veto an array of appropriations bills because they provide funding for domestic programs above the levels he requested in his budget. Adopting the president’s budget request would mean significantly less funding in some key domestic programs that provide critical services to a broad swath of families and communities – less than the House has appropriated, less than the amount needed to keep pace with inflation and in some cases, even less than… (read more)
August 8, 2007. An op ed by FPI’s senior economist, Trudi Renwick, together with Bob Cohen of Citizens Action, Buffalo News.
August 8, 2007. An op ed by FPI’s senior economist, Trudi Renwick, together with Bob Cohen of Citizens Action. Buffalo News.
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… (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.