The Governor’s Proposed Budget: Continued Scarce Funding for Women, Families and Youth in a Weak Recovery
March 21, 2012. With a weak recovery, unemployment remains high and hardships have mounted for many New York City women, families and youth. Prepared for the New York Women’s Foundation, this brief finds that three years of state budget cuts have frayed the safety net during a time of growing need, making it harder for low-income women to access income and job supports as well as vital supportive services, and to secure jobs with a future. The governor’s proposed budget makes further cuts in many human service areas and fails to make up lost ground in areas hit hard by cuts in recent years.