Tax & Budget

Federal Budget Cuts Will Hurt Children, Official Warns

October 18, 2017. FPI's executive director, Ron Deutsch, discusses how proposed cuts in federal spending could seriously damage programs that help needy children and families in the Elmira area, where he was the keynote speaker for the annual State of the Child in Chemung County Breakfast. The gathering, sponsored by the Every Child Matters Coalition, took place at the Elmira Community Kitchen. Deutsch told the group that New York relies heavily on federal dollars, and that proposed budget cuts, being discussed in Washington, could devastate [...]

2021-01-08T09:31:54-05:00October 19th, 2017|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, FPI in the News|

Tenney’s Vote for GOP Budget Draws Protest

October 16, 2017. Last week, a group of advocates and community organizers spoke out against the passage of the Republican House Budget Resolution in front of Congresswomen Claudia Tenney's office in New Harford. Congresswoman Tenney voted in support of the Republican House Budget Resolution, which aims to slash government safety-net programs like Medicaid and SNAP. With cuts to entitlements in excess of over $1 trillion over a ten year period, it is likely that New York will face large holes in the state budget. Ron Deutsch, [...]

2021-01-08T09:30:59-05:00October 16th, 2017|FPI in the News, NYS Budget|

After Health Care Bill Fails, NY Still Faces Questions

September 28, 2017. This article discusses the uncertainty surrounding the federal government and potential cuts to New York, which could run as high as $17 billion. According to the article, The latest push to repeal and replace broad aspects of the Affordable Care Act has failed, at least for now. Advocates opposed to the bill aren’t sure they’ve heard the last from it. “This bill is a lot like Frankenstein’s monster,” said Ron Deutsch of the Fiscal Policy Institute. “It just requires another jolt of [...]

2021-01-08T09:28:29-05:00September 28th, 2017|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, FPI in the News|

Senior Budget and Policy Analyst

The Senior Budget and Policy Analyst will lead work in a range of policy areas of importance to the Fiscal Policy Institute. He or she will produce timely, comprehensible, and reliable research. A central part of the job will be leading FPI’s research analyzing state budget proposals in real time every January to April. The right candidate will have strong policy analysis skills, will work well independently and in teams, and will be able to communicate information effectively to diverse audiences. Like all FPI staff, the right candidate for this position will have a commitment [...]

2021-01-08T09:27:59-05:00September 26th, 2017|Blog, Federal Taxes & Budget Policy|

More Than 100 NY Groups Urge Congress to Reject Budget Cuts

September 8, 2017. More than 100 nonprofit human services organizations from across the state are calling on legislators to reject proposed federal cuts to social services programs. Organizations from Buffalo to Binghamton to Brooklyn signed on to letters that were sent to New York’s Congressional delegation, warning that these cuts would devastate core public services that provide New Yorkers in need with vital support. Link for FPI's press release for the letter Link to the Wall Street Journal Link to the Associated Press Link to radio interview [...]

2021-01-08T09:24:57-05:00September 8th, 2017|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, FPI in the News|

Fiscal Policy Institute Raises the Alarm About Cassidy-Graham Bill

September 8, 2017. This article discusses the potential devastating consequences of passing the Cassidy-Graham bill, new legislation that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) like previous efforts made by Congressional Republicans. The bill would cut New York’s federal funding by $22 billion for health coverage by 2026, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities based in Washington DC. New York would be the hardest-hit state, with an eye-popping estimated cut of 70 percent in 2026, relative to current law. [...]

2021-01-08T09:24:42-05:00September 8th, 2017|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, FPI in the News|

Report Warns Latest Health Care Bill Would Cost NY $22 Billion

September 8, 2017. This articles discusses a new Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill would cut New York’s federal funding by $22 billion for health coverage by 2026, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities based in Washington DC. New York would be the hardest-hit state, with an eye-popping estimated cut of 70 percent in 2026. A report released Thursday raised concerns over the loss of federal funding that would hit New York if the latest measure to overhaul the [...]

2021-01-08T09:24:26-05:00September 8th, 2017|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, FPI in the News|

More Than 100 New York Nonprofits Call on NYS Legislators to Reject Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2017 Media Contact: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, FPI 518-469-6769 MORE THAN 100 NEW YORK NONPROFITS CALL ON NYS LEGISLATORS TO REJECT PROPOSED FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS  Coalition Highlights Devastating Impact of Cuts on New York Families   Read the Letter Here More than 100 nonprofit human services organizations from across the state are calling on legislators to reject proposed federal cuts to social services programs. Organizations from Buffalo to Binghamton to Brooklyn signed on to letters that were sent to New York’s Congressional [...]

Advocates Look to Expose “Truth” of Poverty

July 27, 2016. New York is the wealthiest state in the entire nation but many of its residents are struggling with meeting basic needs like housing, food, and child care. A group of advocates led by the Labor-Religion Coalition (and including the Fiscal Policy Institute) across the state are coming together at truth commissions to expose the “truth” of poverty. Truth commissions are tasked with discovering and revealing past and present wrongdoing in the hope of resolving the conflict or issue. More than 3 million [...]

2021-01-08T09:16:31-05:00July 27th, 2017|FPI in the News, NYS Tax Policy|

Cuomo Raises Prospect of ‘Faso-Collins Federal Tax’

June 26, 2017. An article featured in the Times Union discusses the proposal of Governor Cuomo's "Faso-Collins Federal Tax," which is a $2.3 billion tax added on to local property taxes in New York State in order to offset the costs of Medicaid. The article notes that some do not support this proposal and criticize the governor for not cutting his own budget and deem is as a scheme and suggest that another source of revenue is needed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday warned of [...]

Trump Budget Would Shift Huge SNAP Costs to New York and Put New Yorkers at Risk of Going Hungry

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2017                                                     Media Contact: Ron Deutsch (FPI) 518-469-6769 Sherry Tomasky (Hunger Solutions) 518-414-2570   Trump Budget Would Shift Huge SNAP Costs to New York and Put New Yorkers at Risk of Going Hungry   Albany, NEW YORK –  President Trump’s budget proposal would shift a significant share of the cost of the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program’s (SNAP, previously known as Food Stamps) benefits to states and, for the first time, allow states to cut SNAP benefits, seriously threatening SNAP’s extraordinary [...]

2021-01-08T09:09:35-05:00June 13th, 2017|NYS Tax Policy, Press releases|

Being Poor: Meet ALICE the Working Poor

May 22, 2017. FPI's Ron Deutsch joins Reg Foster, President and CEO of the United Way of New York State, Sharon F. Owens of Syracuse Community Connections and Stephanie Hoopes Halpin, PhD National Director of United Way ALICE Project on a WPBS special to discuss why the employed can be considered impoverished and what can be done to help these families. Ron argues that there are millions of New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet and that the federal poverty level is an antiquated measure [...]

2021-01-07T13:41:21-05:00May 22nd, 2017|FPI in the News, NYS Tax Policy|

Two Tax Code Changes That Could Greatly Benefit Working New Yorkers

Editorial By Ron Deutsch and Reg Foster for New York Nonprofit Media April 14, 2017 We may see this year, among other surprises from Washington, the first effort in many years to make significant revisions to the tax code. In the last presidential election, all sides expressed concern for the conditions of working Americans who are facing retreating opportunities and wages. We hope for a resurgent economy, but for now, revamping the tax code offers an opportunity to actually help New Yorkers in a way that [...]

2021-01-07T12:46:25-05:00April 21st, 2017|FPI in the News, NYS Tax Policy|

Report: New York Gives Corporations More In Tax Breaks Than Any Other State

by Nathan Tempey April 10, 2017 New York's business tax incentives, a cornerstone of Governor Cuomo's two terms in office, are the most expensive and among the least effective of any in the country, according to a recent study by an economist. …Developers who so happen to be Cuomo donors and recipients of tax breaks and copious state money for similar signature economic development projects are also at the center of federal criminal cases against two former aides to the governor and his handpicked nano-technology [...]

2021-01-07T12:48:32-05:00April 11th, 2017|FPI in the News, NYS Tax Policy|

FPI Releases 2017-2018 Budget Statement

For immediate release: April 11, 2017 Contact: Ron Deutsch, Executive Director 518-786-3156 (o), 518-469-6769 (c), deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org David Dyssegaard Kallick, Senior Fellow, Director, Immigration Research Initiative 212-721-7164 (o), 646-284-1240 (c), ddkallick@fiscalpolicy.org FPI Statement on 2017-18 Enacted State Budget There’s no question the newly-minted state budget contains some important public policy issues that should be lauded. However, given the governor’s very vocal concerns about funding threats from Washington, we sadly missed an opportunity to be proactive in protecting New York from potential federal budget cuts, and to [...]

2021-01-07T12:48:49-05:00April 11th, 2017|Blog, NYS Budget|
Load More Posts
Go to Top