Dear Members and Supporters:

This week, the Assembly and Senate voted to approve a 2014-15 state budget, and Gov. Cuomo signed it into law. HWCLI is sharing information about the state budget, including our highlights of the health provisions, with members and supporters as it becomes available. If you would like to share your thoughts or any information about the budget with the broader membership, please contact HWCLI at mashford-grooms@hwcli.com. A preliminary list of sources follows:

HWCLI summarizes four key provisions related to health care in the final budget. Click here

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy analyzes the budget, focusing on issues of early care and learning, health, behavioral health, juvenile justice, economic security, maternal and infant home visiting, child welfare, youth and more. Click here

Empire Justice Center describes budget victories for the Disability Advocacy Program, as well as increased consumer protections for low-income homeowners, increases in funding for child care subsidies and more. Click here

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign analyzes transportation changes in the budget as “a big win for Upstate New York — and a big loss for Downstate.” Click here

Fiscal Policy Institute updates its analysis of the budget’s major tax proposals. Click here