• 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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  • Letters, we’ve got letters!

    Letters, we’ve got letters!

    As the New York State budget process rolls on, we’ve created a letter-writing campaign focused on eight PEF Budget Priorities for FY 2022-2023. Please take a few minutes to click the links below and send a pre-written letter to your legislators letting them know why it’s so important they Fund Our Future for a...

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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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