After weeks of advocacy and action, we have a final state budget for FY2022-2023 that adds $4 billion to the original Executive Proposal, raising total state spending from $216 billion to $220 billion. The increases are the result of better-than-expected state tax revenues and the massive federal emergency funding for state and local governments that was passed in 2021.
NYSNA members took action to ensure the legislature passed a budget that recognizes frontline caregivers, fights healthcare disparities, and invests in communities. We’re excited to see record investments in healthcare, but we know our work is not done. We remain committed to fighting for healthcare justice priorities like the NY Health Act, fully enforced safe staffing standards, recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, better public sector pension benefits, expanded nursing scope of practice, fair funding for safety-net and public hospitals, and more. Join us in Albany on April 26!
Here are some highlights from the budget.