Immigrants in the 13th Congressional District

January 18, 2018. In the current political context, a number of members of congress are thinking about immigration even more than they usually do. To inform the discussion, FPI occasionally provides information about the residents of different congressional districts. Here is a little bit of background on the 13th Congressional District located in New York City, which includes upper Manhattan and a part of the Bronx.

There are 3.1 million immigrants living in New York City, and 280,000 in … (read more)

In Cuomo’s Budget Address, What’s Left Out Says as Much as What’s Said

January 18, 2018. According to this article, experts say that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget address lacked  detail. As he did in the State of the State, the Governor laid out the case that New York is under attack from the new federal tax law, thanks to a controversial $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction that will hammer many high-income New Yorkers, yet critics and budget experts alike noted that the governor still didn’t explain how he … (read more)

Questions Dog Cuomo Tax Gambit

January 17, 2018. According to this article, Governor Andrew Cuomo has railed and railed against the federal tax overhaul that took effect this month. It’s an “all-out direct attack on New York state’s economic future,” he said during his State of the State address recently. Cuomo’s heavily criticized the law’s $10,000 cap on the amount of state income tax and local property tax payments. The state could overhaul its tax code to reduce reliance on personal income taxes and … (read more)

Trump Is ‘Stealing’ Benefits From Elderly Immigrants He’s Expelling From the United States

January 9, 2018. This article is about immigrants who are recipients of Temporary Protective Status (TPS), many who are elderly, that have worked hard and paid their taxes and contributed to social security. The article goes on to discuss how Trump has ended TPS for El Salvador and these recipients face deportation. Honduras and Haiti are still under consideration. The author cites a study by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) that shows that deporting TPS recipients from Honduras, El … (read more)

People’s State of the State Address Held in Albany

January 3, 2018. ALBANY – Ahead of the governor’s State of the State, the people held their State of the State on Tuesday. The 29th annual rally was held at the State Street entrance to the Capitol in Albany.

Organizers say they’re worried about the new federal tax plan and massive budget cuts which could be on the horizon for the neediest New Yorkers. Organizations at Tuesday’s rally say the governor and state lawmakers need to take action to protect

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Lawmakers Look ahead to State of the State

January 3, 2018. CBS6 News: As lawmakers return to the Capitol this year, they face fiscal challenges, including a state budget deficit of more than $4 billion.

Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo delivers his State of the State Address, which will outline some of his priorities. CBS6’s Heather Kovar spoke with lawmakers Tuesday, and they say this is going to be a challenging year.


Access to news clip HERE.… (read more)

Advocates Propose Capturing Part of Fed’s Corporate Tax Cut

January 3, 2018. In Albany on Tuesday, advocates for the needy proposed a “recapture tax” in which the state would keep some of the federal tax breaks headed to corporations. The advocates said the recapture tax could help make up for expected federal cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and other programs proposed for later this year that would worsen the plight of the working poor in New York. Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump said they would consider … (read more)

29th Annual People’s State of the State

January 3, 2018. From the Capital Tonight Staff, state and local advocates rallied outside the Capitol on Monday for the annual “People’s State of the State.” This is its 29th year. Groups gather to discuss what they want lawmakers to consider for the upcoming session. It happens the day before the governor presents his state of the state address. Susan Zimet from the Hunger Action Network and Ron Deutsch from the Fiscal Policy Institute join us to talk more about … (read more)

Cuomo Delivers Eighth State of the State Address Wednesday

January 3, 2018. Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday, kicking off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races. This article states that the governor fought unsuccessfully to reverse the elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes, which harms some middle-class and wealthy taxpayers in the state. Cuomo, speaking on CNN over the holidays, said he’ll announce in his State of the State a plan to re-engineer the state’s tax code … (read more)

People’s State of the State

January 3, 2018. On Tuesday, activists held the “People’s State of the State” to outline their priorities on the state and federal levels. The Capitol Pressroom previewed the event with Susan Zimet, Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, and Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute.

Access to Podcast HERE.… (read more)