How to fix New York's budget

Mar 21, 2011

As part of the conversation around New York's state budget process, the Innovation Trail is sharing commentary about how to fix the budget, from a range of experts and citizens. Here are our contributors:

Want to submit your own budget solution?  Email us your solution at and we might feature it on the blog.  Here are the rules:

  • Identify a single cut, revenue enhancement, or policy change that you think could have a significant impact on the state's finances.
  • Keep your post between 450 and 1,000 words.
  • Include a short biography of yourself.  Are you a nurse with a great solution for saving money on Medicaid?  Are you a farmer with an idea about agriculture?  Let us know if you have specific expertise in what you're writing about.
  • Use the subject line "budget solution" in your email.  Otherwise it might get buried in our inbox.
  • We might edit your work to make it more readable, or shorter.  We won't change the thrust of your ideas.
  • Sending us your post gives us the right to publish it on and on our partner stations' (WXXI, WNED, WRVO, WSKG, and WMHT) sites - but it doesn't guarantee that we'll publish it.
  • Sorry, no anonymous submissions.

And of course, you can always let us know what you think in the comments, on our Facebook page,or via Twitter.