On Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, the Fiscal Policy Institute will present its 28th annual budget briefing, co-sponsored by the Community Service Society, 633 Third Avenue – the forum will be held on the 16th floor in the Retro Report conference room. Light refreshments and check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. Our presentation begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you and/or your colleagues will be able to join us for what we are confident will be a useful and informative session.

The briefing will examine various aspects of the governor’s Executive Budget including such topics as:

  • Income inequality in New York State
  • Federal law changes and what they mean for New York State
  • Federal funding at risk
  • Austerity budgeting and impacts of the two percent state spending cap
  • Reimagining New York’s tax code – Conformity issues and workarounds regarding deductibility of state and local taxes
  • Raising revenue to address budget shortfalls and looming cuts from D.C.
  • Supporting New York’s immigrant communities: education, health care, the DREAM Act, and more
  • What are the glaring omissions in the issues being addressed?
  • Public policies to help lift New Yorkers out of poverty and to provide avenues for upward mobility, and to create more shared opportunities for all

For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, please visit our website at www.fiscalpolicy.org.