Federal budget

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)

Congressmen must explain cuts in critical programs

August 8, 2007.  An op ed by FPI’s senior economist, Trudi Renwick, together with Bob Cohen of Citizens Action, Buffalo News.… (read more)

Congressmen must explain cuts in critical programs

August 8, 2007. An op ed by FPI’s senior economist, Trudi Renwick, together with Bob Cohen of Citizens Action. Buffalo News.(read more)

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)

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)

President Bush’s Budget and New York

February 2007.  A document from the White House gives some detail. Read . … (read more)

First Things First: The President’s Budget Makes the Wrong Choices for New York

February 21, 2007. An analysis of the impact of the President’s 2008 proposed budget on New York, released in collaboration with Citizen Action of New York, the Coalition for Human Needs and the Emergency Campaign for America’s Priorities. Press release including summary table, full report.… (read more)