New Hope Budget Tour: Coalition Visits Ithaca to Build Support for a Just State Budget

February 21, 2019. Continuing on their 13 stop tour across New York, the New Hope Budget advocates stopped in Ithaca to discuss a state budget that levels the playing field for all New Yorkers.

“A budget is a moral document when you think about it. A budget is about priorities,” Ron Deutsch, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, said to an audience including Tompkins County legislators and members of various political, labor and religious organizations.

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FPI Supports Bill to End Company-Specific Subsidies

February 20, 2019. Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Ron Kim were joined by Senator Michael Gianaris, the Fiscal Policy Institute, and community-based organizations as they introduced new legislation to end corporate welfare packages. The proposed bill would enact a collective agreement between all states that join, an interstate compact, to end the costly Race to the Bottom between different cities and states, which has cost many of them billions annually in taxpayers’ money for several decades. The legislation can be … (read more)

Join us for FPI’s FY 2020 Budget Briefing in NYC on March 4th

On Monday morning, March 4th, 2019, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its twenty-ninth annual budget briefing at the Community Service Society (633 Third Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017). Please bring photo ID for lobby security.

A complimentary breakfast and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you and/or members of your staff will be able to join us for what we are … (read more)

Advocates Push to Get Illegal Immigrants NY Drivers’ Licenses

February 19, 2019. This article discusses the rally where advocates, the New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and the Fiscal Policy Institute came together to show support for a bill that would all undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses if passed. The author highlights that there is a possibility that the bill will pass since the whole government is now controlled by Democrats.

Advocates opened a new push Friday to get drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants now that the entire … (read more)

Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented: Benefit for Some or All?

February 19, 2019. This article discusses the need and support for New Jersey to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. According to the article 76,204 arrests were made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that were the result of traffic offenses. The author highlights the fear that undocumented immigrants have to drive due to the threat of deportation, but they need to for daily activities such as going to school, buying groceries and medical … (read more)

Undocumented Immigrants in NYC May Soon Be Able to Get a Driver’s License

February 15, 2019. This article discusses the New York’s City Council’s efforts to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses, through passing a resolution. The author highlights the testimonies of many undocumented immigrants who talk about the fear that they have when driving because they face possible arrest and deportation if they get pulled over. However, undocumented immigrants have to drive in order to obtain basic necessities, take their children to school, go to the hospital and for other daily … (read more)

Media Roundup: Patriotic Millionaires and Advocates Call Upon State to Raise Revenues from the Wealthy to Support Critical Services

January 14, 2019. On February 12th, 2019, the Patriotic Millionaires joined several organizations from across the state, including the Fiscal Policy Institute, outside the Joint Legislative Hearing on Taxes in in the Legislative Office Building in Albany to urge New York’s elected officials to raise additional revenues by asking the wealthiest New Yorkers to pay a little more. The press event was featured in several media outlets, which are listed below.

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Driving Together: Benefits of Allowing All New Yorkers to Apply for Licenses

February 15, 2019. Suddenly, with a new legislature in office, New York is poised to join 12 other states plus Puerto Rico and D.C. and allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses.A report by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) estimates that 265,000 undocumented immigrants statewide would obtain driver’s licenses, including 64,000 north of New York City and 51,000 on Long Island. FPI also estimates that $57 million in annual revenue and $26 million in one-time revenue would be generated … (read more)

Press Release: Patriotic Millionaires and Advocates Call Upon State to Raise Revenues from the Wealthy to Support Critical Services

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019

  Media Contact: Peter Cook, Executive Director, New York State Council of Churches – 508.380.8289 Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, FPI – 518.469.6769 Michael Kink, Executive Director, Strong Economy for All Coalition 518.527.2787 Sam Quigley, Communications Director, Patriotic Millionaires 202.446.0489


Patriotic Millionaires and Advocates Call Upon State to Raise Revenues from the Wealthy to Support Critical Services

Albany, NY.  Patriotic Millionaires Chairman Morris Pearl joined numerous organizations from across the state outside the Joint Legislative … (read more)

New York’s Pathway to Shared Prosperity: Economic and Fiscal Outlook for FY 2020

February 12th, 2019. 

The Fiscal Policy Institute released its 29th annual New York State budget briefing book, New York’s Pathway to Shared Prosperity: Economic and Fiscal Outlook for FY 2020. FPI’s budget briefing book analyzes the Governor’s FY 2020 Executive Budget and makes policy recommendations that would benefit all New Yorkers in the areas of taxes, human services, immigration, education, and more.

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You can find the sections of the report below:

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