State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is holding a town hall forum on the NY state budget. Governor Cuomo has already proposed a budget that won’t properly fund education, healthcare, or job creation and instead gives massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. We need a New York that works for all of us, not just the 1%.
Join us at this forum this Saturday and tell Joe Morelle that we need living wage jobs and quality education not tax cuts for the rich
Campaign finance reform was discussed Thursday at SUNY New Paltz, and many are hopeful Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals on the topic during his budget proposal will have a positive effect on the future.
Gerald Benjamin, a professor of political science at the college, said campaign reform is one of the “fundamental reforms” that can make a different in New York.
G. Jeffrey Aaron
For the past three weeks, Ron Deutsch, director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, has crisscrossed the state pushing the message that the tax cuts included in the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget are the biggest example of what’s wrong with the spending plan.
New York state is failing to meet its constitutional obligations to provide an equal educational opportunity to all New York students, according to a report released Monday by the Alliance for Quality Education and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, a project of the Education Law Center.
The Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc/MoveOn along with a coalition of community and state-groups will sponsor a community forum entitled the “New York State Budget: More Inequality/Cuts or Shared Prosperity?” This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to voice their concerns regarding budget cuts that are harming local communities as sell as tax cuts that will disproportionately benefit the rich.
Last week, we got great news from NY State of Health. As of February 25, over half a million New Yorkers had enrolled in insurance plans through NY State of Health. To put that in perspective, New York’s three year goal is to enroll 1 million New Yorkers in health plans. So, we’re already over halfway there, and we still have one-month to go in the first year of enrollment.