NYS Budget

Arts Central to New York City’s Recovery

As New York looks to restart our economic engine after the pandemic, the arts and culture play a critical role, especially in New York City. Governor Cuomo underscored that connection in his State of the State and New York State budget announcements. "Cities are by definition centers of energy, entertainment, theatre, and cuisine. Without that activity and attraction, cities lose much of their appeal. What is a city without social, cultural, and creative synergies? New York City is not New York without Broadway.” The coronavirus [...]

2021-01-19T12:19:29-05:00January 19th, 2021|Blog, Economic Trends & Policy, NYS Budget|

Memo of Support: Budget Equity Act

The Fiscal Policy Institute strongly supports S .8198A (Biaggi)/A.9100A (Gottfried) to create a more equitable balance of power within New York’s state government. As the legislation requires passage by both houses within two consecutive legislative sessions, FPI urges the senate and assembly to pass this legislation before August 3, 2020, and again in the 2021 - 2022 session so it can go before the voters in the 2021 fall election. The current provisions of the New York State Constitution, as interpreted by the Court of [...]

2020-12-30T10:05:38-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Letter, NYS Budget|

Reflections on the New York State Budget

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2020 Media Contact: Fern Whyland, Communications Director, whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, 315-436-0558   Reflections on the New York State Budget  (Albany, NY) The process of crafting the FY 2020-2021 State Budget began with warnings of a dire budget shortfall and concluded with efforts to alleviate the fallout caused by an economy brought to a sudden standstill by a global pandemic. Throughout the budget process and the rising projections around revenue losses, FPI has called for public policies based on research and careful analysis that provide a clear path toward creating a more just and equitable state. We will continue our work [...]

2020-12-30T14:00:45-05:00April 3rd, 2020|NYS Budget, Press releases|

Don’t Let the Pandemic Shortchange Our State Budget Process

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2020   (Albany, NY) Today the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) released a set of recommendations to safeguard New York’s budget process and ensure a just budget for all. Predictions of a budget shortfall preceded the unforeseen economic impact of the pandemic and FPI urged leadership to think beyond the continued use of the same austerity budget measures put in place year after year. Now, faced with the urgent needs of our community members, FPI urges Governor Cuomo and state leadership [...]

2020-12-30T14:02:44-05:00March 31st, 2020|NYS Budget, Press releases|

FPI’s 2020 State Budget Presentations

Our state budget is an opportunity to define our values and choose our future. Will our actions reinforce inequity and inequality or can we pull together to create a more just New York for all? FPI took a look at the proposed executive budget and shared our thoughts in two presentations, one in Albany and one in New York City. If you missed those informative events, you can still take a look at what was presented. Financial Plan Economic Development Education Health Care Housing Human Services Immigration [...]

2020-12-30T14:08:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Blog, Must Read, NYS Budget|

Fiscal Policy Institute Reacts to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2020 Media Contact: Fern Whyland, Communications Director, whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, 315-436-0558 Fiscal Policy Institute Reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address FPI Agrees that New Yorkers Deserve Results, Not Rhetoric  Statement from Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute   “Governor Cuomo is right that New Yorkers deserve results, not rhetoric. While our state economy booms, we continue to be short-changed by austerity budgeting. Missing from the governor’s State of the State address is clarity on closing the budget gap and meeting our [...]

2020-12-30T14:09:51-05:00January 8th, 2020|NYS Budget, Press releases|

The New York State Budget Must Support All New Yorkers.

January 6, 2020 As the New York State legislative session begins with the state facing a multi-billion-dollar state budget deficit, the question is clear—what kind of New York do we want and how will we get there?  The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) urges Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie to choose sound economic and social policies that promote growth and development for the many rather than the few so that all New Yorkers have an equal chance at opportunity. FPI knows that we can craft [...]

2020-12-30T14:10:11-05:00January 6th, 2020|NYS Budget, Press releases|

New York Budget Passes With Mansion Tax Hike In Tow

April 3, 2019. This article discusses the disappointment that advocates expressed when the New York State 2020 fiscal year budget was passed and it did not include a pied-a-terre tax, that would have implemented a recurring tax on non-primary residences that were worth more than $5 million. The author goes on to highlight that although a pied-a-terre tax was not included, a "mansion" tax, which will implement a one-time tax on residences sold for more than $25 million and a real estate transfer fee was included. [...]

2021-01-06T10:19:44-05:00April 3rd, 2019|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

In Our Opinion: Cuomo Wrong to OK His Own Hike in Salary

April 3, 2019. This op-ed discusses the opposition to the governor and lieutenant governor's pay raises included in New York State's 2020 fiscal year budget. The author notes that Governor Cuomo received a 40 percent pay raise and will be the highest paid chief executive by 2021. The author goes on to discuss how the pay raise was included in the budget despite funding for library construction and the Special Olympics being cut. Once again, the state budget was passed on time — but just barely. [...]

2021-01-06T10:18:59-05:00April 3rd, 2019|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

Cuomo Scores Big Pay Hike in State Budget Package

April 2, 2019. This article discusses the controversy surrounding Governor Cuomo's pay increase to $250,000 compared to the average salary of all governor's at $179,000. The author goes on to highlight that even though the governor got a pay increase, funding was cut for library construction and the Special Olympics in New York State. The article quotes FPI's executive director, Ron Deutsch, who points out that human service workers are severely underpaid. The author goes on to quote many advocates who are opposed to the [...]

2021-01-06T10:17:42-05:00April 2nd, 2019|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

Fiscal Policy Institute Response to the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Policy Institute Response to the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget Read FPI's comprehensive overview of the NYS budget. Revenues This year’s budget raises revenues from a number of different areas, and does so through a number of well-founded approaches. The Fiscal Policy Institute supports the newly enacted luxury real estate tax, which makes property taxes more progressive. We support congestion pricing, which will raise needed revenues for the transit system while reducing traffic in Manhattan. And we support the collection of sales tax from internet marketplace [...]

2021-01-06T10:13:40-05:00April 1st, 2019|NYS Budget, Press releases|

Media Roundup: The New Hope Budget Goes On Tour, Stops in Saratoga Springs, Port Jervis, and Binghamton, and Calls for State Reforms

February 21, 2018. The New Hope Budget coalition is a group of advocates across the state calling on lawmakers to adopt a "morally responsible" state budget that addresses the ever-widening gap between the "haves and have-nots." The coalition calls for taxing the wealthy, raising the two percent state spending cap, reducing local property taxes, and campaign finance reform among other socioeconomic issues. The coalition is currently on a 13-stop statewide tour, meeting with community members and state legislatures. This week, the group was in Saratoga Springs, [...]

2021-01-06T09:43:48-05:00February 21st, 2019|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

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. Find the article about the stop in Ithaca at the [...]

2021-01-06T09:43:34-05:00February 21st, 2019|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

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 Hearing on Taxes, to urge [...]

2021-01-06T09:36:32-05:00February 12th, 2019|NYS Budget, Press releases|

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.   You can find the sections of the report below: Policy Recommendations Financial Plan and Income Inequality Local Government Economic Development Human [...]

2021-01-06T09:35:30-05:00February 12th, 2019|Blog, NYS Budget|
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