• Tell your lawmakers to address PEF’s priorities!

    Tell your lawmakers to address PEF’s priorities!

    Thanks to the late budget negotiations, State senators and Assemblymembers have just days to debate additional bills addressing the needs of New Yorkers. PEF’s legislative team is hard at work pushing the union’s priorities, but as always, lawmakers tend to listen to the people who actually elect them! So please take a moment today to...

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  • PEF budget analysis

    PEF budget analysis

    The PEF Legislative Department has completed its preliminary analysis of Gov Hochul’s executive budget proposal released on Feb. 1. This document summarizes PEF’s position on the items in the budget that the union feels will either help or hurt our members. Stay tuned for actions you can take to help us make our case...

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  • State Budget Takes Major Steps Towards Funding Our Future 

    State Budget Takes Major Steps Towards Funding Our Future 

    Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York Legislature have agreed on a $220 billion state spending plan for the 2022-23 fiscal year.  This budget clearly provides what Governor Hochul termed a “blueprint” for our future.    “I want to thank Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie for working with us to...

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  • Budget season is underway

    Budget season is underway

    Governor Hochul’s executive budget was released on Jan. 18 and hearings before legislative committees started today.  First up is a joint Senate and Assembly hearing on Public Protection — PEF submitted written testimony from President Wayne Spence highlighting our concerns surrounding budget proposals impacting DOCCS and the Office of Information Technology Services. 

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