**This program is hosted by our partners, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.**
The pandemic and economic fallout are placing significant strains on state and local budgets, costing millions to contain the disease and driving sharp declines in income and sales tax revenues. State budget shortfalls are predicted to total to a cumulative $555 billion over state fiscal years 2020-2022. This does not include the additional shortfalls local and tribal governments and US territories face. Unlike the federal government, most states and localities must balance their budgets every year. Large budget shortfalls, dwindling rainy day funds, and insufficient federal relief will leave policymakers facing tough choices about raising taxes and fees, cutting spending on critical programs like education and healthcare, and imposing layoffs on public employees. We know from experience how deep spending cuts and long-term austerity policies can slow down the recovery and cause further harm to families and communities, with disproportionate impacts on immigrants, tribal nations, communities of color, and women.
- The state and local fiscal crisis
- Lessons learned from the Great Recession
- Key principles for an equitable response
- How state and local advocates are preparing for future budget battles
- Marcela Díaz, Executive Director, Somos Un Pueblo Unido
- The Honorable Julie Gonzales, Senate Finance Committee, Colorado General Assembly
- Erica Williams, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Caitlin Hamood (Moderator), Program Officer, Stoneman Family Foundations
All interested funders.
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