Reinvent Albany Joins Letter to Gov Hochul on Immediate Publishing of Financial Tables


May 1, 2024

The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of the State of New York
New York State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Dear Governor Hochul:

We once again write to urge you to publish basic, multi-year financial plan tables on the Fiscal Year 2025 Enacted Budget. While the State is required to publish them in roughly one month, doing so right now would both provide New Yorkers the information they deserve and demonstrate your Administration’s commitment to transparency.

Now weeks after announcing the budget agreement, New Yorkers still do not know most of the basics about how their money is being spent and the future implications of decisions made while enacting the budget. The State immediately should:

  • Publish at least one, multi-year financial plan table each for All Funds, State Operating Funds, and the General Fund; and 
  • Include reasonably disaggregated and totaled lists of receipts, disbursements, transfers, annual bottom-line results, and allocations of fund balances for this year and three out-years.

Thank you for considering this recommendation.


Andrew S. Rein
Citizens Budget Commission

Betsy Gotbaum
Executive Director
Citizens Union

Susan Lerner
Executive Director
Common Cause New York

Tim Hoefer
President & CEO
Empire Center for Public Policy

Laura Ladd Bierman
Executive Director
League of Women Voters of New York State

Blair Horner
Executive Director
New York Public Interest Research Group

John Kaehny
Executive Director
Reinvent Albany

Cc: Blake Washington, Director of the New York State Division of the Budget

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