by Richard S. Gilbert, Editor and President IINYS – January 15, 2019

Interfaith Impact of New York State urges the newly constituted legislature to create the new state budget as a moral document. Budgets are a reflection of the values of the community that is the Empire State. Funding priorities should be public education, health care for all and support for people of low income. Taxes should be a reflection of the ability to pay: therefore, we support continuation of the “millionaire’s tax.” In a time of political uncertainty, a moral budget would be a welcome sign of justice and hope.