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New York State Budget Forum This Wednesday Groups to Present Recommendations for Alternative State Budget

In Budget, Media Alert, New York State on March 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm

For Immediate Release
Contact:   John Furman (315) 725-0974
cnycitizenaction@gmail.com
Ronald Deutsch (518) 469-6769
Interviews are available.

The Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc., Fiscal Policy Institute, Central New York Labor Council, and other community groups will sponsor a community forum on the New York State budget at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the Cornerstone Community Church, 500 Plant St., Oneida Square, Utica.    This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

The forum will provide an analysis of the state budget focusing on cuts to school aid, health care, housing, and human service programs, economic development, aid to municipalities, spending caps, and taxes.   The groups will present recommendations for an alternative state budget that promotes shared prosperity, funding for quality education, and economic growth.  The forum will provide an opportunity for local residents to voice their concerns regarding budget cuts that are harming local schools and communities.

The speaker will be Ronald Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan independent,nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization.

For further information, call 725-0974, email cnycitizenaction@gmail.com, or visit http://cnycitizenaction.wordpress.com.

For more information on FPI and its work, and for copies of all of FPI’s publications, visit www.fiscalpolicy.org.  Information on the Central New York Citizens in Action is available at http://cnycitizenaction.wordpress.com.  The Facebook event page ishttps://www.facebook.com/events/716379868482811.

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