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New York’s Economic Spending Shortchanges Nonwhite Communities, Report Says

August 2, 2018. This article discusses a new report written by The Fiscal Policy Institute and Make the Road New York which shows that areas with a higher concentration of people of color across New York State are awarded less than their fair share of economic development funds. Additionally this study found that white males are massively overrepresented on the Regional Economic Development Councils which allocate these funds. “The regional council competition is one of the largest sources of economic development money in the state,” the [...]

2021-01-06T12:16:43-05:00August 2nd, 2018|FPI in the News, Regional Economic Development|

Press Release: New Report Reveals How NY Economic Development Funds Shortchange Communities of Color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 2, 2018  Media Contact Yatziri Tovar,, 917-771-2818 Ron Deutsch,, 518-469-6769 New Report Reveals How NY Economic Development Funds Shortchange Communities of Color Report released today by Make the Road New York & the Fiscal Policy Institute shows white males massively overrepresented on Regional Councils and funding for communities of color drastically less than for white communities. See the press release letter here. New York, NY (August 2nd, 2018)—Today, Make the Road New York, the Fiscal Policy Institute, New York Communities [...]

Brief: New York State’s Continuing Tax Reform: governor’s unincorporated business income tax proposal

July 16, 2018.The State of New York continues to evaluate possible adjustments to its tax system in response to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). Governor Cuomo proposed the idea of a statewide unincorporated business income tax (UBT) in early 2018. Perhaps due to the complexity involved, the UBT did not make it into the state budget package along with the other response measures: a payroll tax workaround, decoupling of rules for itemized deductions and other state tax rules from the [...]

2021-01-06T12:15:00-05:00July 20th, 2018|NYS Tax Policy, Testimony|

FPI joins Government and Budget Watchdogs to Call on Assembly Speaker Heastie to Allow Vote on Database of Deals and Comptroller’s Procurement Integrity Act

June 18, 2018. The Fiscal Policy Institute joined Citizens Budget Commission, Citizens Union, Common Cause NY, and Reinvent Albany in front of the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan to call on Assembly Speaker Heastie to Allow a vote on the Database of Deals and Comptroller’s Procurement Integrity Act. FPI’s Chief Economist, Jonas Shaende gave the following remarks during the press conference this afternoon, “The lack of transparency and proper oversight enables corruption as is evidenced by these massive criminal trials. The public should know where and [...]

FPI Supports Calls to Protect SNAP

June 14, 2018. FPI’s Policy Analyst, Shamier Settle and Chief Economist, Jonas Shaende joined the Poor People’s Campaign and Rise & Resist at their rally against potential cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The House Agriculture Committee farm bill (H.R. 2) outlines cuts and discontinuation of SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) for a substantial number of low-income Americans. This proposal contains $20 billion in cuts to the SNAP program and provisions for expanded work requirements. There is little empirical evidence that such requirements [...]

Claw-Back Tax Rally on Wall Street and Beyond

March 20, 2018. On March 9th a protest was held on Wall Street demanding that corporations either pay their workers or pay their fair share of taxes. FPI joined the rally, where ordinary tax payers, elected officials, community organizations and labor unions called for a 0.5% New York State tax on stock buyback trades, which would mean corporations using their federal tax cuts simply to benefit their shareholders would have to pay a small New York State tax on the buyback. The tax is estimated [...]

2018-03-20T12:35:27-04:00March 20th, 2018|Blog, NYS Tax Policy, Tax & Budget|
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