The EPF and the State Budget
In January 2019, Governor Cuomo proposed another $300 million for the EPF, maintaining the highest level of funding for the EPF in its 25 year history. how to play online bingo on ipad
After steep cuts and significant sweeps of EPF funding during the economic crisis and previous administrations, the a $300 million EPF will benefit New York communities by creating jobs, protecting clean water and improving quality of life in every county of our State.
HOWEVER, Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal for FY2019-20 includes language that would set a dangerous precedent for the EPF, allowing for agencies to raid the fund and offload staff operating costs into the Capital Fund. We Love New York sent a letter to Governor Cuomo opposing tihs raid and asking that the language be removed from the budget. We are now working with the Legislature to ensure this language is eliminated before the budget is finalized by March 31st. honest online gambling sites
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.