October 4, 2017: David Kallick

October 4, 2017. FPI’s David Dyseegaard Kallick discussed President Trump’s decision to cap the number of refugees to 45,000, the lowest number in years, on the Capitol Pressroom. David discusses refugees in upstate New York, where housing costs are lower and refugee resettlement agencies are successful with job placement. He discusses how the cap could possibly create vacant rental property and a decrease in commercial development in these upstate cities. He goes on to discuss the public perception that refugees … (read more)

Lower Refugee Quota Called a Blow to NY

October 4, 2017. This article discusses the Trump administration’s decision to cap the number of refugee arrivals to 45,000, the lowest cap since the resettlement process began. Alternatively, the administration believes that it will be more cost effective to provide services to them in their home country. The article goes on to discuss how refugees have helped with population decline in upstate New York cities and how they are important to the local economies.

President Trump announced last week that … (read more)

After Health Care Bill Fails, NY Still Faces Questions

September 28, 2017. This article discusses the uncertainty surrounding the federal government and potential cuts to New York, which could run as high as $17 billion.

According to the article, The latest push to repeal and replace broad aspects of the Affordable Care Act has failed, at least for now. Advocates opposed to the bill aren’t sure they’ve heard the last from it. “This bill is a lot like Frankenstein’s monster,” said Ron Deutsch of the Fiscal Policy Institute. “It … (read more)

Potential Trump Refugee Cutback Could Affect Buffalo

September 28, 2017. In this article the author discusses President Trump’s expected plan to cut the refugee cap to 45,000, the lowest cap since September 11, 2011. The author argues that the population and economy of Buffalo will be greatly impacted. The author notes how refugees have helped reverse population decline in Buffalo, as well as helped the economy grow through business ownership, job creation and a boost in real estate prices. The author also notes that refugee resettlement agencies … (read more)

Senior Budget and Policy Analyst

The Senior Budget and Policy Analyst will lead work in a range of policy areas of importance to the Fiscal Policy Institute. He or she will produce timely, comprehensible, and reliable research. A central part of the job will be leading FPI’s research analyzing state budget proposals in real time every January to April. The right candidate will have strong policy analysis skills, will work well independently and in teams, and will be able to communicate information effectively to diverse … (read more)

NY Outraged Over Startup That Wants to Replace Bodegas

September 13, 2017. This article discusses the outrage of New Yorkers over a new business that would put vending machines in apartment buildings stocked with convenience store items. New Yorkers feel that using the Hispanic term “Bodega” as the name for the business is problematic.

Fast Company via Twitter screenshot “Why are you using the Hispanic name – why are you doing that?” he said. Now a new startup aims to make buying convenience store items a little more convenient … (read more)

David Dyssegaard Kallick Participates in Newsmakers Panel on Stakes for New Yorkers in the 2017 City Elections

September 13, 2017. On September 8, there was a panel that discussed the 2017 mayoral and City Council election that was organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. FPI’s David Dyssegaard Kallick, Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, joined the host Errol Louis, Professor Christina Greer from Fordham University, Christian González-Rivera from the Center for an Urban Future, and Stephen Witt from Kings County Politics to discuss health and immigration … (read more)

Ellen Teller and Ron Deutsch Discuss Impact from Budget Cuts on Social Services

September 12, 2017. Activists gathered in Albany on Monday to discuss the impact of budget cuts on social services. Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs at the Food Research and Action Center, and Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, broke down the impact it would have on New York and the nation.

Access to the full podcast can be found HERE.… (read more)

More Than 100 NY Groups Urge Congress to Reject Budget Cuts

September 8, 2017. More than 100 nonprofit human services organizations from across the state are calling on legislators to reject proposed federal cuts to social services programs. Organizations from Buffalo to Binghamton to Brooklyn signed on to letters that were sent to New York’s Congressional delegation, warning that these cuts would devastate core public services that provide New Yorkers in need with vital support.

Link for FPI’s press release for the letter

Link to the Wall Street Journal

Link to … (read more)

Fiscal Policy Institute Raises the Alarm About Cassidy-Graham Bill

September 8, 2017. This article discusses the potential devastating consequences of passing the Cassidy-Graham bill, new legislation that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) like previous efforts made by Congressional Republicans. The bill would cut New York’s federal funding by $22 billion for health coverage by 2026, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities based in Washington DC. New York would be the hardest-hit state, with an eye-popping estimated cut of 70 (read more)