2020-2021 Legislative Session
Schuyler Center’s Last Look at the New York State 2020-21 Budget
On April 1, 2020, the New York State Legislature and Governor reached agreement on the 2020-21 State Budget. Schuyler Center’s Last Look is our assessment of the enacted State Budget as it compares to priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially children and families living in poverty. With New Yorkers still facing grave challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those who are low-income, of color, elderly, or disabled, we will be paying close attention in the coming weeks and months when the budget may be reopened and cuts imposed.
Schuyler Center’s First Look at the New York State 2020-21 Executive Budget
Schuyler Center’s First Look is an initial assessment of New York State’s 2020-21 proposed Executive Budget and how it advances priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the Executive Budget and its impacts, and working to achieve a final State budget that prioritizes investing in children and families, and reducing poverty and inequality.
2020-2021 Legislative Priorities
Schuyler Center 2020-2021 Policy Priorities, January 2020
2020-2021 Policy Positions
Letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders from Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY urging bold steps to support child care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, March 27, 2020
Schuyler Center letter to policymakers as they finalize the State Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, with a special focus on disenfranchised children and families in context of COVID-19 pandemic, March 19, 2020
2020-2021 Legislative Advocacy
Memo in Support: A.7213/S.5093, February 2020
The Schuyler Center urges the Legislature to pass A.7213 (Fahy) / S.5093 (Stavisky) to strengthen New York State’s health workforce data to inform and improve health planning and access.
2020-21 Federal Action
Schuyler Center’s Federal Look, May 22, 2020. Schuyler Center’s Federal Look is our assessment of the federal COVID-19 relief packages enacted thus far – and the HEROES Act, which has passed the House, and is awaiting consideration in the Senate – and the extent to which they address the needs of New York children and families, particularly those that are low-income and of color.
Testimony before Joint Legislative Hearing on COVID-19 Pandemic Response, May 18, 2020. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.
Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2020-21 Executive Budget on Taxes, February 13, 2020. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.
Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2020-21 Executive Budget on Human Services, January 30, 2020. View the presentation by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.
Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2020-21 Executive Budget on Health/Medicaid, January 29, 2020. View the presentation by Bridget Walsh, Senior Policy Analyst.