January 19, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Indypendent.
January 14, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Chief-Leader.
January 3, 2011. An op ed by James Parrott, The Clarion. A balanced approach to balancing the state budget includes identifying additional revenues – not just cutting critical services – particularly at a time when need has been elevated by the lingering recession. Government spending is inextricably tied to prospects for economic recovery. Steep cuts will worsen unemployment.
July 27, 2010. Governor Paterson’s vetoes eliminated funds for the 2010 fiscal year and previous years – funds that had been promised by legislators to not-for-profits for a variety of critical services and needed programs in local communities throughout the state.
Albany press conference: FPI’s Frank Mauro and Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness were among the speakers. Sponsored by the New York AIDS Coalition, New York State Catholic Conference, New York State Community Action Association, New York… (read more)
June 7, 2010. Testimony presented by James Parrott before the New York City Council Committee on Finance.
April 19, 2010. This new report details how a temporary bonus tax and other Wall Street measures could ease New York’s budget crisis and fund property tax relief for the most burdened households. Sensible options for closing the state budget gap meet three goals:
- Support rather than undermine the needs of New York families.
- Minimize the negative impact of this year’s budget decisions on the fragile state economy.
- Require the New York financial industry – which bears responsibility for
April 12, 2010. An op ed by Frank Mauro, FPI’s executive director, and Ron Deutsch of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Albany Times-Union.
April 7, 2010. This policy brief from FPI reviews specific revenue raising options that would enable New York to close its budget gap while making the overall tax system fairer and minimizing damage to the economy.
The brief was released as the Better Choice Budget Campaign announced a statewide TV ad campaign to raise awareness of opportunities to raise revenues in ways that minimize damage to the state’s fragile economy – including closing corporate tax loopholes and asking Wall… (read more)
Testimony at the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the 2010-2011 Executive Budget Proposal – Human Services
April 2, 2010. Testimony presented by Carolyn Boldiston, FPI’s Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst. (This is a revised version of testimony originally delivered on February 10, 2010.)