NY is #1 in economic inequality. How did it get so bad and how can we fight it?
Join us for a participatory discussion on inequality in our community and ways we can fight back. Thursday, March 13th 6:30-8:30 pm St. John’s Episcopal Church 1 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY
For more info or to RSVP, email: BWard@WorkingFamilies.org
Our Senior Budget Analyst Kim Justice testified this morning before Senate Ways and Means against Senate Bill 5881.
Here are her remarks,
While we think it is important to have a long-term plan to fund education, we think this proposal takes the wrong approach for two reasons:
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Although their state capitals are separated by hundreds of miles, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia are home to Marcellus Shale gas fields that in some cases are separated by only a few miles.
From that vantage point, advocates from the three states said it would make sense for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia to take a common approach to taxing shale gas and oil drilling.