Policy Expert Says Legislature, Cuomo Need To Address Poverty In Budget
| February 27, 2019
Ron Deutsch of the Fiscal Policy Institute. Photo courtesy FPI-Facebook
BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) – Religious leaders and fiscal analysts are traveling New York talking to communities about the state budget proposal. After a recent stop in Ithaca, Ron Deutsch of the Fiscal Policy Institute sat down with WSKG’s Celia Clarke in the WSKG’s Ithaca studio.
Here is some of that interview:
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