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2012-2013 TCA Review of New York State Budget

The Children’s Agenda recognizes that the Governor is responsible for developing a budget that is both fiscally and socially responsible and this is no easy task. To say that economic times are tight for State government is an understatement. It is especially in these tight times, though that we must continue to invest in prevention.

Preventing abuse, learning problems, and youth crime and delinquency is a proven way to benefit the economy and strengthen families, better ensuring that the children of New York State grow up to be healthy, productive citizens.

In the 2012–‐2103 budget, Governor Cuomo has made some choices that will benefit New York State’s children, but some important areas have been missed.

2011-2012 TCA Review of City Proposed Budget

The Children’s Agenda is pleased to present our analysis of the City of Rochester’s proposed 2011-12 budget, our fourth such review. The analysis looks at sections of the budget where expenditures affect the health and well-being of children in Rochester and identifies those areas in which City resources are serving children well and those in which additional resources, financial or otherwise, are needed.
The proposed 2011-12 budget had to overcome a funding shortfall of $30 million, due in part to rising pension and benefit costs. Nonetheless, the Mayor’s proposed budget protects quality-of-life services; necessary to a thriving community.

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