NYS budget

Testimony on the 2007-2008 Executive Budget – Human Services

March 1, 2007. Testimony presented by FPI Senior Economist Trudi Renwick.… (read more)

2007-08 Executive Budget Tackles Corporate Tax Loopholes

February 28, 2007. Short summaries of the corporate tax reform measures recommended by Governor Eliot Spitzer as part of his first Executive Budget.… (read more)

Testimony on the 2007-2008 Executive Budget

February 28, 2007. Testimony presented by FPI Executive Director Frank Mauro to the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees.… (read more)

Balancing New York State’s 2007-2008 Budget in an Economically Sensible Manner

February 7, 2007. Governor Eliot Spitzer’s first executive budget is the focus of FPI’s seventeenth annual budget briefing: a discussion of economic and fiscal context for the budget, and an analysis of the extent to which the budget helps the state’s regions grow together and strengthens and expands the middle class. Briefing book on the 2007-2008 executive budget  >>(read more)

$90 million in TANF Funds Trapped in Budget Limbo

May 24, 2006. Advocates call upon Governor to adopt legislature’s bi-partisan agreement on TANF Funds. Press release below. Also see attachments: The Allocation of the New York’s TANF Block Grant Funds for 2006-07 and Flexible Fund for Family Services allocations by county.

Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Advocates for Low-Income New Yorkers held a press conference today at the Legislative Office Building to urge Governor Pataki to stop playing politics with federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant … (read more)

Over $1 Billion in TANF Block Grant Funds Trapped in Budget Limbo

May 3, 2006. Groups call upon the Governor to adopt the legislature’s bi-partisan agreement on use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds. Joint release from New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Hunger Action Network of New York State and the Empire Justice Center:

Advocates for Low-Income New Yorkers held a press conference today at the Legislative Office Building to urge Governor Pataki to stop playing politics with over $1 billion in federal Temporary Assistance to … (read more)

A New York Perspective on Public-Private Partnerships

March 8, 2006. A presentation prepared for “Partnerships for New York – Innovative Transportation Financing and Contracting Strategies: Opportunities for New York State,” a NYS Department of Transportation symposium. More: press release from DOT.… (read more)

Presentation by Trudi Renwick before the New York State Economic and Revenue Forecasting Conference

March 1, 2006. Presentation >>(read more)

Balancing Revenues, Expenditures and Human Needs in a Troubled Time

February 15, 2006. Testimony of Frank J. Mauro, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute, presented to the Joint Budget Hearing on Economic Development and Taxes before the Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees.

The centerpiece of the 2006-07 Executive Budget is a return to the pre-2001 practice of enacting large multi-year, backloaded tax cuts.   The myriad of tax reductions being proposed by the Governor would reduce state revenues by about $1 billion in 2006-07.  But because the proposed tax … (read more)

Balancing New York State’s 2006-2007 Budget in an Economically Sensible Manner

January 31, 2006. The Fiscal Policy Institute’s analysis of Governor George E. Pataki’s Executive Budget and alternative approaches to balancing New York State’s 2006-2007 budget. (See pages 28, 29 and 42 through 57 for analysis of school funding issues.) Briefing book on the 2006-2007 executive budget >>(read more)