2025 New York State Budget Final Update

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New York State Capitol. Photo via Flickr | Wally Gobetz @wallyg

In our recommendations for the New York State fiscal year 2025 budget, WCA prioritized placing children’s safety, housing needs, mental health, and physical well-being at the forefront. Recognizing that children, youth, and families have varying access to resources, we aimed to promote equity throughout New York State. WCA urged state elected officials to promptly address the following issues impacting children and youth in New York State, giving special attention to addressing structural inequities that prevent many children from accessing services that enhance their well-being. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the final FY 2025 budget fails to prioritize the needs of New York’s most vulnerable children and youth.

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