Hochul’s Billionaire Budget
In May 2023, after a 1-month delay, the New York State Budget was finalized. Despite thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers demanding Governor Kathy Hochul give us the budget we deserve, she used her power to reward her racist billionaire donors.
Through relentless organizing and public pressure, we did achieve significant wins with the Build Public Renewables Act, the All-Electric Buildings Act, and took steps to Fix the MTA.
However, Hochul still pushed through reactionary policies that harm working-class people: bail rollbacks, no increased taxes on the wealthy, public funding for private charters, and included NO housing protections.
The fight isn’t over
We wouldn’t have achieved our wins without the regular New Yorkers that fought to Tax the Rich. This is a lifelong fight for the world we deserve, and we won’t settle for anything less.