The EPF and the State Budget
On January 21, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed his Executive Budget. His proposal included a $300 million appropriation for the Environmental Protection Fund.
The Executive Budget also includes, once again, language proposing that "a portion" of the EPF be "used for the payment of peronal service sexpenses." The language was proposed and rejected last year for the SFY 2019-20 State Budget because it would set a precedent for the allowance of this use of hte EPF, and would reduce the $300 million appropriation available for projects by an unknown amount. Despite opposition from the We Love New York coalition and rejection of this proposal by the Legislature last year, it was proposed once again for FY2020-21. internet casino gambling in the usa
Learn more about the EPF and our position on this year's state budget in this fact sheet.
Return on Investment: How the EPF is generating revenue and jobs for New York
A 2012 analysis shows that the output from New York State's Environmental Protection Fund generates positive yearly economic returns for jobs, local economies, and property values. Prepared by The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, the report details the economic benefits realized from the Environmental Protection Fund. instantplay online casinos