Our Next Look at the NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s Next Look provides an overview of how the Assembly and Senate budget proposals compare with the Governor’s priorities on several important issues. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the proposed budget initiatives and advocating for a final budget that advances priorities that improve the health and…

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Read our President’s Corner Message on NY’s Wage Board

Governor Cuomo directed NY’s Acting Labor Commissioner, Mario J. Musolino, to empanel a Wage Board to make recommendations on an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry in July.  It is essential that the Wage Board and State policymakers reach beyond this limited charge and increase the minimum wage for all workers. …

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See President’s Corner Message on Food Insecurity

Hunger and food insecurity are integrally tied to family economic security. At the most basic level, in the United States, people experience food insecurity because they are poor. It would be hard to argue that there is any other primary reason than poverty or low-income for food insecurity. See Kate Breslin’s full message on food…

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We’re Moving!

Schuyler Center is moving offices!  As of Monday, April 20th we will be in our new offices at 540 Broadway, Albany, NY.  Please be patient if you’re trying to reach us on Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th, as we will be in transition.

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See “President’s Corner” Message on Income Inequality and the NYS Budget

This year’s legislative session began with much discussion about poverty, but as the NYS 2015-16 budget negotiations closed, with little serious investment in low-income children and families, it is hard to find evidence of our state’s commitment to alleviating burdens on low-income families.  See Kate Breslin’s message about income inequality and families in the enacted…

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