Help for NYC
Dan Quart has been an outspoken advocate of policies that will allow New York City to keep more of its own revenue. New York City’s tax base serves as the economic engine for New York State, if not the entire east coast region. To allow New York City to keep more of its own revenue, Dan supports the State expanding its financial obligation to pay Medicaid costs. The majority of States in the country pay for their Medicaid obligations, relieving Cities and Counties of these costs. New York City would retain $600 to $700 million if the State increased its financial commitment to Medicaid by 10%. This would allow New York City the necessary revenue to prepare for downturns in the economy, preventing the layoff of police officers, nurses and teachers during difficult financial times, avoiding firehouse closings and the reduction or elimination of other essential City services.