State Budget

New: Expiring Tax Rates to Drive Down Expected Fiscal Year 2028 Revenue

By Andrew Perry, Senior Policy Analyst January 2024 Approximately $2.4 Billion of FY28 budget gap will be due to the Personal Income Tax and Corporate Franchise Tax surcharge expirations. In the fiscal year 2022 budget, New York enacted temporary increases to the personal income tax (PIT) and corporate franchise tax (CFT) rates. PIT rates were raised for tax filers with more than $1 million in annual income, and new brackets were created for filers with incomes over $5 million [...]

2024-01-16T08:22:12-05:00January 16th, 2024|Fact Sheets, Featured on Home, Must Read, State Budget|

FPI on State of the State: NY’s Long-term Economic Competitiveness Depends on Deepening Investments that Sustain Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2024 Media Contact: June Cash Receipts Continue to Stabilize Following April Volatility New York’s current fiscal indicators are stable & show State could significantly increase public investment Current $4.3 billion FY25 budget gap falls within routine range that resolve without major policy intervention ALBANY, NY | In response to Governor Hochul's State of the State, Fiscal Policy Institute Director Nathan Gusdorf released the following [...]

2024-01-09T14:20:27-05:00January 9th, 2024|Press Releases, State Budget|

Update: FY25 State Budget Gap Reflects Stable Fiscal Condition, Not Crisis

January 9, 2024 Toplines The November financial plan made significant revisions to the FY25 budget gap — shrinking the gap from $9.1 billion to $4.3 billion, resulting in more routine gaps. The current FY25 budget gap of $4.3 billion is a moderate, not extreme, budget gap. Moderate outyear budget gaps are generally the result of conservative revenue estimates intended to ensure fiscal stability. Conservative budget forecasting is a sound fiscal practice that protects against economic downturns — not a [...]

2024-04-18T13:55:43-04:00January 9th, 2024|Fact Sheets, State Budget, Tax & Budget|

High Earners Move Out Of New York Less Often Than Working & Middle Class And Do Not Move In Response To Tax Hikes

A groundbreaking new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute, “Who Is Leaving New York State? Income Trends” reveals for the first time that the richest New Yorkers are far less likely to move out of New York than working and middle-class New Yorkers in normal, non-Covid years. While this pattern temporarily changed during Covid, when all households earning over $170,000 significantly increased their likelihood of moving out of state, migration trends reverted to normal in 2022.

2024-04-08T13:45:21-04:00December 5th, 2023|Migration, Must Read, Press Releases, State Budget, Tax Policy|

October Cash Receipts Remain Stable More Than Halfway Through Fiscal Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2023 Media Contact: June Cash Receipts Continue to Stabilize Following April Volatility October receipts 5.6% above latest projections and 7.5% above October 2022 receipts ALBANY, NY | November 16, 2023 — The State Comptroller released its October Cash Report today, showing that October receipts came in over projections and over October 2022 receipts. October 2023 receipts: $5.85 billion October 2023 projections: Enacted: $5.43 billion Mid-year: $5.54 billion October [...]

State Fiscal Outlook Improves in Mid-Year Update to Financial Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2023 Media Contact: June Cash Receipts Continue to Stabilize Following April Volatility As FPI projected earlier this month, Financial Plan update reduces projected FY 2025 budget gap by over 50 percent If current revenue trends continue, next fiscal year's projected budget gap would further narrow ALBANY, NY | October 31, 2023 — Following the release of the Mid-Year Update to the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Plan this week, [...]

Mind the Gap: When are State Budget Gaps a Concern?

New York’s fiscal year 2024 Enacted Budget Financial Plan, released June 2023, projected budget shortfalls for fiscal years 2025 through 2027. While future budget gaps are a perennial feature of New York’s budget forecasts, the most recent projected gaps exceed those generally projected in times of greater economic stability, aligning instead with gaps projected during economic downturns. These projections must be interpreted, however, in light of an improving economic outlook as well as the inherent uncertainty of fiscal forecasting.

FPI: Recent Investment Firm Relocations Unlikely to Result in State Tax Loss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2023 Media Contact: FPI: Recent Investment Firm Relocations Unlikely to Result in State Tax Loss “These business decisions are unlikely to have a noticeable effect on the state’s tax revenues” ALBANY, NY — Fiscal Policy Institute Executive Director Nathan Gusdorf today released the following statement: “A recent article stated that New York State lost ‘$1 trillion in assets’ due to a number of asset management firms moving their headquarters out [...]

2023-09-06T13:37:29-04:00August 23rd, 2023|Press Releases, State Budget|

Fiscal Year 2024 Enacted Budget Financial Plan Analysis

New outyear budget gaps in the fiscal year 2024 Enacted Budget Financial Plan reflect heightened pessimism about the state’s economic trajectory by the State’s Division of Budget (DOB). While all economic projections are highly uncertain, the State is well-equipped to weather economic turbulence if these projections do materialize.

Statement on FY 2024 Budget

Budget relies on temporary tax rates for corporations and highest earners — state's long-term fiscal stability would be better served by making tax rates permanent. Failure to address high cost of living will continue to drive working & middle-class New Yorkers out of state — and undermine statewide economic growth.

2023-09-06T13:49:57-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Press Releases, State Budget|

Overview of Fiscal Year 2024 Executive vs Legislative Budget Proposals

The fiscal year 2024 Executive Budget limits spending growth to 2.0 percent, with new spending concentrated in Medicaid and School Aid. In contrast, the Assembly proposes budget growth of 5.9 percent, reflecting additional investments in the MTA, SUNY and CUNY, and assistance for low-income renters, paid for through increased taxes on multimillionaires and corporations.

2023-09-06T13:53:21-04:00March 29th, 2023|State Budget, Tax Policy|

The True Cost of Tuition Hikes on SUNY & CUNY Students

The Governor’s executive budget for fiscal year 2024 aims to increase funding for New York State’s public university system, in part through sharp tuition increases. For the State University of New York’s (SUNY) four university centers, the tuition increases could result in a 51 percent tuition increase over five years. Tuition hikes of this size would represent a generational shift in New York State’s higher education landscape, moving its public universities from among the most accessible in the U.S. to among the most expensive. In doing so, these hikes could jeopardize the universities’ role as engines of upward economic mobility.

2023-09-08T10:17:20-04:00March 29th, 2023|Education, State Budget|
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