The federal government seems poised to drastically cut programs that provide essential supports to low-income people.  As a result, this year’s budget carries more significance than ever and, as the Governor said, “is a statement of [New York’s] values.” 

Children’s advocates across the state are deeply disappointed that lawmakers are considering a budget that slashes the State’s Foster Care Block Grant, even though these are the most vulnerable children in the State, and sharply cuts child care subsidies when the State is currently serving just 17% of eligible families.

Read the New York children’s advocates statement to the Legislature.