2021-2022

Schuyler Center’s Last Look at the New York State 2021-22 Budget as It Intersects with Our Policy Priorities

Schuyler Center’s Last Look is our assessment of the enacted State budget and how it advances priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially children and families living in poverty.

Schuyler Center’s Next Look at the New York State 2021-22 Budget: Senate and Assembly One-House Budget Proposals as they Intersect with Schuyler Center’s Most Urgent Budget Priorities

Read Schuyler Center’s Next Look at the NYS 2021-22 Budget: Senate and Assembly One-House Budget Proposals as they Intersect with Schuyler Center’s Most Urgent Budget Priorities. In February, the Schuyler Center shared its First Look at Governor Cuomo’s 2021-22 Executive Budget with our assessment of how it advances policies that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially low-income children and families.

Schuyler Center’s First Look at the New York State 2021-22 Executive Budget as It Intersects with Our Policy Priorities

Schuyler Center’s First Look is an initial assessment of New York State’s 2021-22 proposed Executive Budget and how it advances priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty. While this Executive Budget contains some important proposals and new investments, it is not a budget that puts children and families and low-income New Yorkers first. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days and weeks 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, advancing racial justice, and reducing poverty and inequality.

2021-22 Legislative Priorities

CHAMPS-NY 2021 Budget Priorities, March 2021

Schuyler Center 2021-2022 New York State Policy Priorities, November 2020

2021-22 Policy Positions

Statement: New York Child Advocacy and Health Organizations Celebrate the Passage of the New York Child Poverty Reduction Act. June 11, 2021

New York State Child Welfare Coalition Statement on Adopted FY 2022 Budget. April 8, 2021

Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY Budget Statement, April 8, 2021

CHAMPS-NY Budget Statement 2021, April 7, 2021

The New York State Budget must strengthen and expand the Empire State Child Tax Credit, especially for those left out of the federal child tax credit expansion, March 26, 2021 

Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY Statement on One-House Budgets, March 19, 2021

New York State Child Welfare Coalition and CHAMPS-NY Joint Statement rejecting funding cuts to child welfare services, March 17, 2021

New York State Child Welfare Coalition Preventive Services Explainer, March 17, 2021

Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY 2021-2022 Child Care Budget Ask, January 2021 

Back to School Checklist for Fall 2020: Child Care, Afterschool Care, and Paid Family Leave, September 10, 2020

Schuyler Center and Child Advocacy Partners Letter to the Governor and Legislative Leadership to protect children in future budget decisions, September 10, 2020

2021-22 Legislative Advocacy

Letter to Governor Cuomo from Reducing Child Poverty Core Workgroup. June 7, 2021

Memo in Support of S.6706-B (Brisport)/A.7582-A (Hevesi) to allow counties to increase child care subsidy eligibility to 85% SMI. June 10, 2021

Memo in Support S.2755-C/A.1160-C. June 7, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges swift passage of the Child Poverty Reduction Act that would have New York publicly commit to cutting child poverty in half in ten years. 

Memo in Support S.2755-A/A.1160-B. May 24, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges swift passage of the Child Poverty Reduction Act that would have New York publicly commit to cutting child poverty in half in ten years. 

Memo in Support S.282/A.6769. May 21, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges the Legislature to pass this bill that will provide a new opportunity for consideration for youthful offender adjudication for those who were eligible but denied in the past.

Memo in Support S.4051/A.4982. May 21, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges the Legislature to pass this bill to end the arrest and prosecution of children under 12 as juvenile delinquents.

Memo in Support S.2755-A/A.1160-A, May 14, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges swift passage of the Child Poverty Reduction Act that would have New York publicly commit to cutting child poverty in half in ten years.

Memo in Support S.3109/A.6269, May 14, 2021
CHAMPS-NY coalition urges passage of S.3109/A.6269 to establish the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman.

Memo in Support: S.5560-A (Reichlin-Melnick)/A.5339 (Paulin), April 16, 2021
The Schuyler Center strongly supports S.5560-A/A.5339 to create a Covered Lives assessment on insurance that would bring needed additional revenue into the Early Intervention program and to ensure that commercial insurers pay their fair share of Early Intervention services.

Letter from Schuyler Center and anti-poverty, immigration and child advocacy partners from around the state calling for New York leaders to expand New York’s child tax credit to provide a NYS credit to children in low-income families largely left out of the American Rescue Plan, March 11, 2021

Memo in Support: A.196/S.1576, March 9, 2021
Schuyler Center strongly supports A.196/S.1576, providing important consumer protections for adult home residents and their families and seeking to deter the worst abuses in facilities that put residents’ health and safety at risk.

Letter to NYS Legislators from NY child advocacy organizations asking them to include addressing child poverty is on budget priority list; become a co-sponsor of the Child Poverty Reduction Act S.2755-A (Ramos)/A.1160 (Bronson) and ensure it is included it in the budget bills, February 18, 2021

Memo in Support: S.2755-A/A.1160, February 16, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges swift passage of S.2755-A (Ramos)/A.1160 (Bronson) that would have New York publicly commit to cutting child poverty in half by in ten years, with attention to racial equity, and require a plan to reach this goal and regular assessment of progress toward the goal.

ESCCC and WBNY letter to Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker requesting 2021-2022 Budget Include Parameters for Use of Federal Child Care Stimulus Funds, February 12, 2021

Memo in Support: A.3050/S.3543, February 8, 2021
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy strongly supports A.3050/S.3543 to generate health workforce data to inform and improve health planning and emergency preparedness. In the wake of a pandemic and the certainty of future outbreaks, this bill should be passed as soon as possible.

2021-22 Testimony

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees SFY 2021-22 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing, February 25, 2021. Submitted by Bridget Walsh, Senior Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees SFY 2021-22 Executive Budget Taxes Budget Hearing, February 23, 2021. Submitted by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees SFY 2021-22 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing, February 8, 2021. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

 

   

2020 Legislative Advocacy

New York State Child Welfare Coalition Statement in Support of Legislation A.10513 (Hevesi)/S.8421 (Persaud) to amend the social services law, in relation to reporting data on child welfare preventive services, August 17, 2020

Letter to Governor Cuomo from the CHAMPS-NY Campaign and Lawyers For Children, Inc., urging Governor to sign S.8834/A.10581, which would authorize children who have “aged out” of foster care to return to care without waiting for court approval during the COVID-19 state of emergency, August 25, 2020

Memo in Support: S.8421/A.10513, August 6, 2020
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy urges the Governor to sign legislation to report data on child welfare preventive services to increase their utilization and effectiveness.

New York State child and family advocates’ statement on Senate relief proposal, August 3, 2020

Memo in Support: A.7213-A, July 31, 2020.
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy strongly supports A.7213-A (Fahy) to generate health workforce data to inform and improve health planning and access and emergency preparedness. In the wake of a pandemic and the certainty of future outbreaks, this bill should be passed as soon as possible.

New York State child and family advocates urge Congress to provide Pandemic TANF Assistance, July 2020

New York State child advocates join together to urge Congress to focus on significant and urgent needs of children and families in next COVID-19 relief package, July 2020

CHAMPS Letter to Governor Cuomo and OCFS Commissioner Poole regarding Child Welfare Impacts of COVID-19, April 24, 2020

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 pandemicMarch 19, 2020

Letter to Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders about the urgent need to support child care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, March 15, 2020

Letter urging restoration of funding for the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) in the State Budget, March 5, 2020

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.

Press Release: Winning Beginning NY and Empire State Campaign for Child Care Statement in Response to the Executive Budget, January 24 2020 

Press Release: Winning Beginning NY and Empire State Campaign for Child Care Statement in Response to the State of the State Address, January 8, 2020

2020 Federal Action

New York State child and family advocates urge Congress to provide Pandemic TANF Assistance, July 2020

New York State child advocates join together to urge Congress to focus on significant and urgent needs of children and families in next COVID-19 relief package, July 2020

Schuyler Center’s Federal LookMay 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.

Community letter urging Congress to reject COVID-19 non-profit exclusions, March 24, 2020

2020 Testimony

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.

2019 Budget Analysis

First Look: NYS Budget 2019-2020
Next Look: NYS Budget 2019-2020
Last Look: NYS Budget 2019-2020

2019 Legislative Priorities

2019 Policy Positions

Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign Early Childhood Final Budget Issues, March 26, 2019

 

Press Release: Child and social justice advocates, parents, and child care providers applaud the Senate and Assembly’s investment of $20M to enable more working families to access quality child care, March 14, 2019

 

Press Release: Legislators, Fiscal Watchdog, Children and Social Justice Advocates and Faith Leaders Urge NY to Take Real Steps To Address Child Poverty and Provide Tax Relief to Low-Income Families by Strengthening NY’s EITC and Child Tax Credit, March 11, 2019

 

Reworking New York’s Family Tax Credits:  Expanding the Empire State Child Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit will Help Move Families and Children Out of Poverty, March 2019. A brief by the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, and The Children’s Agenda.

 

Press Release: Parents, Providers and Advocates Express Disappointment that Child Care is Largely Overlooked in Governor Cuomo’s 2019 Women’s Agenda, February 20, 2019

 

Press Release: Advocates Urge Governor to Fund Efforts to Ensure a Complete Census Count– Next Year Will be Too Late, February 11, 2019 

 

Children's advocates, early childhood experts, social justice and faith leaders urge Governor Cuomo to reduce child poverty and make work for low-wage working families by expanding and strengthening New york's Working Family Tax Credits, Schuyler Center and 19 partners sent a letter to Governor Cuomo requesting that the Executive Budget include proposals to expand and strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the state’s child tax credit (called the Empire State Child Credit), and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC).

2019 Testimony

Testimony before the Complete Count Commission, Complete Count Commission Hearing, May 7, 2019. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Public Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2019-20 Executive Budget on Taxes, February 12, 2019. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2019-20 Executive Budget on Heath/Medicaid, February 5, 2019. View the presentation by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2019-20 Executive Budget on Human Services, January 24, 2019. View the presentation by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

 

2018 Budget Analyses

First Look NYS Budget 2018-19

Next Look:  NYS Budget 2018-19

Last Look:  NYS Budget 2018-19

2018 Testimony

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2018-19 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing, February 12, 2018. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2018-19 Executive Budget Taxes Budget Hearing, February 8, 2018. View the presentation by Dorothy (Dede) Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2018-19 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing, February 6, 2018. View the presentation by Kari Siddiqui, Senior Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

 

2017 Budget Analyses

First Look:  NYS Budget 2017-18

Next Look:  NYS Budget 2017-18

Last Look:  NYS Budget 2017-18

2017 Testimony

Testimony before the Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families, Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families, and Assembly Legislative Task Force on Women’s Issues on Access to Quality Child Care Joint Hearing, May 23, 2017.  Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy on behalf of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, the Center for Children’s Initiatives and the Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for College Campaign.

 

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2017–18 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing, February 16, 2017. Presented by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

 

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2017-18 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing, February 8, 2017. Presented by Dede Hill, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

2016 Budget Analyses

First Look: NYS Budget 2016-17

Next LookNYS Budget 2016-17

Last LookNYS Budget 2016-17

2016-17 Legislative Priorities: End-of-Session Status

2016 Testimony

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing. February 9, 2016.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget Mental Hygiene Budget Hearing. February 3, 2016.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing. January 25, 2016. Presented by Bridget Walsh, Senior Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

2015 Testimony

Testimony before the National Commission on Hunger. May 13, 2015. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing.  February 4, 2015.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Hearing.  February 3, 2015.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing. February 2, 2015. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

2014 Policy Positions

Multi Organizational Memo in Supportof Critical Child Welfare Services. March 19, 2014.

Sign-on to Memo in Supportof Funding Preventive, Protective, Independent Living, Adoption, and After Care Services at 65% State Share. March 3, 2014.

Memo of Support: Out-of-Network Insurance (TED Article VII, Part U).  February 14, 2014.

2014 Testimony

Testimony submitted before the Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families Hearing on Preventive Services for Families.  December 1, 2014.  Submitted by Lauren Tobias, Director of Policy, Schuyler Center

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2014–15 Executive Budget Public Protection Budget Hearing. February 5, 2014.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2014–15 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing.  February 4, 2014.  Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2014–15 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing. February 3, 2014. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2014–15 Executive Budget Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Hearing. January 28, 2014. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

2013 Policy Positions

SCAA Policy Priorities 2013-14. January 2013.

Memo of SupportS.5743 (Grisanti)/A.3498A (Peoples-Stokes) June 17, 2013.
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to notice requirements to families and providers when funding cuts are made. The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy strongly supports S.5743/A.3498A requiring local social service districts to notify the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) at least 60 days before the effective date of a planned reduction in eligibility or increase in co-payments for child care assistance.

Memo of Support: S.1663 (Grisanti)/A.4467 (Gottfried) June 17, 2013.
AN ACT to amend the social services law in relation to the adult care facilities training program. This bill directs the Department of Health to Establish a Workgroup to Develop a Uniform Curriculum and Best Practices for Direct Care Staff in Adult Care Facilities.

Memo of Opposition: S.4838 (Hannon)/A.7258 (Goldfeder) June 13, 2013.
AN ACT to limit the reduction of the mental health census of adult homes and to establish a workgroup. This memo summarizes our concerns over the above-referenced legislation that would interfere with the State’s efforts to find permanent and more appropriate housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities that currently reside in adult homes.

2013 Testimony

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2013–14 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing. February 5, 2013. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2013–14 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing. January 30, 2013. Presented by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2013–14 Executive Budget Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Hearing. January 29, 2013. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

2012 Legislative and Budget Priorities

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