FEDERAL AND STATE BUDGET ISSUES BRIEFING – OCTOBER 11

Wednesday, October 11th

1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Utica Public Library
2nd Floor Gallery – Elevator access available
303 Genesee Street, Utica (Parking in the rear on Park Avenue.)

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Melissa Krug at Fiscal Policy Institute at mkrug@fiscalpolicy.org or John Furman at 315.725.0974/cnycitizenaction@gmail.com.

The House of Representatives is expected soon to take up the Budget Resolution approved by the House Budget Committee. The House leadership is proposing to fast-track trillions of dollars in tax cuts that will overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy and corporations. The budget pays for these tax cuts by cutting $5.7 trillion over ten years from essential services – everything from Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP/food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for poor elderly and people with disabilities, tax credits for low-income workers, K-12 and college education assistance, housing aid, public health services, medical research, environmental and consumer protections, and most other domestic programs

How will the proposed federal budget impact non-profits? What will New York State do to address budget cuts from Washington? How can we strengthen the sector to weather the coming storm?

This meeting is sponsored by Restore Opportunity Now, a statewide coalition of more than 340 human services nonprofit providers. We are calling on the State to make key investments in our workforce and contracts to ensure that our quality services can continue to lift up the communities we serve.

We look forward to getting your input on a variety of topics including:

Current federal climate and what we can expect from Washington
Recap/Debrief of the NYS FY 2017 budget session
Strategies for the coming NYS FY 2018 State Budget session
How to collect impactful stories for our advocacy work

Co-Sponsored by:
Central New York Citizen Action, Citizen Action of NY, Fiscal Policy Institute, Hunger Action Network, Human Services Council of New York and FPWA

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