Press releases

Press Release: Legislators & Advocates Call for Working Family Tax Credits to Fight Childhood Poverty

Strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Credit Boosts New York’s Working Families PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release:  May 30, 2019 Contact: Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (518) 879-6616 / dhill@scaany.org Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute (518) 469-6769 / deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org Pete Nabozny, The Children’s Agenda (518) 929-1264 / pete@thechildrensagenda.org Legislators & Advocates Call for Working Family Tax Credits to Fight Childhood Poverty Strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Credit Boosts New York’s [...]

2021-01-06T10:30:26-05:00May 30th, 2019|NYS Tax Policy, Press releases|

Press Release: Fair Pay for Farm Workers is Affordable

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Contact: Fern Whyland, whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, 315-436-0558 The new report: "Farm Workers' Overtime Pay is Affordable and Long Overdue" New Report Shows that Fair Pay for Farm Workers is Affordable Our state can end the archaic exclusion of job protections for farm workers (Albany, NY) Today the Fiscal Policy Institute released a new report “Farm Workers’ Overtime Pay is Affordable and Long Overdue” which looks at how giving farm workers the same rights and protection as other workers, including overtime pay for long hours, [...]

Press Release: Families Lack Affordable Housing Statewide, Rent burdens leave families and communities without a firm foundation

  For Immediate Release: April 29, 2019 Media contact: Fern Whyland, Communications Director, whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, 315-436-0558 (Albany, NY) Today the Fiscal Policy Institute released a new report “Nearly Half of New York Renters Are Rent Burdened” (add link) showing a majority of renting families statewide are “rent-burdened” meaning that they pay over the recommended standard of 30% of their income in rent – and for families of color that percentage climbs even higher. FPI cautions that the effects of rent burdens hurt families, local communities, and [...]

2021-01-06T10:26:59-05:00April 29th, 2019|Creating Vibrant Communities, Housing, Press releases|

New Proposal Gives Needed Boost to New York’s Working Families

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2019 Media Contact: Fern Whyland, Communications Director, whyland@fiscalpolicy.org, 315-436-0558 New Proposal Gives Needed Boost to New York’s Working Families (Albany, NY) New York’s Fiscal Policy Institute welcomed Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s sponsorship of the Working Families Tax Relief Act- legislation that would begin to fix our tax laws to help working people with low-wage jobs make ends meet as they work to support themselves and their families. Introduced today the proposal would strengthen the highly successful Earned [...]

2021-01-06T10:23:29-05:00April 10th, 2019|Federal Taxes & Budget Policy, Press releases|

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|

Fiscal Policy Institute Releases Analysis in Support of Proposed Pied-à-Terre Tax

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2019 Contact: Jonas J.N. Shaende PhD, Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute - 212.721.5624 | jshaende@fiscalpolicy.org Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute - 518.469.6769 | deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org   Fiscal Policy Institute Releases Analysis in Support of Proposed Pied-à-Terre Tax Report and Analysis here. A PIED-À-TERRE TAX IS A TAX ON HIGH-VALUE LUXURY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY that is not used by its owners as a primary residence. This type of tax has become increasingly common around the world as a way to ensure that [...]

2021-01-06T10:03:58-05:00March 26th, 2019|NYS Tax Policy, Press releases|

Press Release: Legislators, Fiscal Watchdog, Children and Social Justice Advocates and Faith Leaders Urge NY to Take Real Steps To Address Child Poverty and Provide Tax Relief to Low Income Families by Strengthening NY’s EITC and Child Tax Credit

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2019 Media Contact: Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy - (518) 879-6616 | dhill@scaany.org Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, Fiscal Policy Institute - (518) 469-6769 | deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org Pete Nabozny, The Children’s Agenda - (518) 929-1264 | pete@thechildrensagenda.org     Legislators, Fiscal Watchdog, Children and Social Justice Advocates and Faith Leaders Urge NY to Take Real Steps To Address Child Poverty and Provide Tax Relief to Low Income Families by Strengthening NY’s EITC and Child Tax Credit Albany, NY. Lawmakers [...]

2021-01-06T09:59:19-05:00March 11th, 2019|Blog, NYS Tax Policy, Press releases|

Legislative Leaders Stand with Refugee Resettlement Agencies and Allies

Legislative Leaders Stand with Refugee Resettlement Agencies and Allies in Seeking $4.5 Million in FY 2020 Budget For Immediate Release: February 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT David Dyssegaard Kallik, Deputy Director of FPI 646.284.1240 | ddkallick@fiscalpolicy.org Assemblymembers Sean Ryan, Pat Fahy, and Marianne Buttenschon stood in the Capitol today with all 14 of the refugee resettlement agencies in the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program (NYSESRP), the Fiscal Policy Institute, and the New York Immigration Coalition to recognize the success of NYSESRP and to urge [...]

2021-01-06T09:45:26-05:00February 26th, 2019|New York State, Press releases|

FPI Supports Bill to End Company-Specific Subsidies

February 20, 2019. Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Ron Kim were joined by Senator Michael Gianaris, the Fiscal Policy Institute, and community-based organizations as they introduced new legislation to end corporate welfare packages. The proposed bill would enact a collective agreement between all states that join, an interstate compact, to end the costly Race to the Bottom between different cities and states, which has cost many of them billions annually in taxpayers’ money for several decades. The legislation can be viewed here. “When states compete against each [...]

2021-01-06T09:41:42-05:00February 20th, 2019|Press releases, Regional Economic Development|

Driving Together: Benefits of Allowing All New Yorkers to Apply for Licenses

February 15, 2019. Suddenly, with a new legislature in office, New York is poised to join 12 other states plus Puerto Rico and D.C. and allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses.A report by the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) estimates that 265,000 undocumented immigrants statewide would obtain driver’s licenses, including 64,000 north of New York City and 51,000 on Long Island. FPI also estimates that $57 million in annual revenue and $26 million in one-time revenue would be generated from the purchase of driver’s [...]

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|

Lawmakers & Advocates to Cuomo: Where is the Census Funding Report Due in January?

Senators Question Why 2018 Law Establishing NYS Complete Count Commission Was Never Created and Status of Missing Report on Funding Recommendations New York is Projected to be the Only State to Lose 2 Congressional Seats ALBANY, NEW YORK (2/6/2019) – Today, members of the New York State Senate Majority and advocates called into question why Governor Cuomo failed to convene the 2020 Census Complete Count Commission required by legislation he signed into law in March of 2018, and want to know the status of a [...]

2021-01-06T09:35:10-05:00February 7th, 2019|Good Governance, Press releases|

Press Release: 30th Annual Peoples State of the State

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2019 Media Contact: Susan Zimet, Hunger Action Network of NYS, 845-527-5309 susanzimet@gmail.com Ron Deutsch, Fiscal Policy Institute, 518-469-6769 deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org 30th Peoples State of the State The New Hope Budget New Politics, New Action, New Budget (Albany, NY) Today’s Peoples State of the State address marks the 30th year that advocates from across New York State joined together for what has become the long standing “unofficial” kickoff of the legislative session in Albany. However, this year brings a whole new balance [...]

2021-01-06T09:22:13-05:00January 8th, 2019|Press releases|

Press Release: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Helps Nearly 64,000 of New York’s Low-Income Veterans Put Food on Their Tables

November 9, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of FPI 518.469.6769 | deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org Sherry Tomasky, Director of Public Affairs of Hunger Solutions New York 518.414.6769 | sherry.tomasky@hungersolutionsny.org PRESS RELEASE New York State Food Security Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Food Assistance for Veterans The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Helps Nearly 64,000 of New York’s Low-Income Veterans Put Food on Their Tables As the nation prepares to observe Veterans Day, Hunger Solutions New York and the Fiscal Policy Institute are calling on Congress to [...]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 2, 2018  Media Contact Yatziri Tovar, yatziri.tovar@maketheroadny.org, 917-771-2818 Ron Deutsch, deutsch@fiscalpolicy.org, 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 [...]

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