ESFPA Prepares Summaries on Governor Hochul's State of the State and Executive Budget Proposal

January 24, 2022 - The first few weeks in January were busy!  In her first State of the State on January 5, 2022, Governor Hochul outlined nine key components of her agenda: rebuilding our healthcare economy, protecting public safety and addressing gun violence, investing in New York's people, investing in New York's communities, making New York's housing system more affordable, equitable, and stable, making New York a national leader in climate action and green jobs, rebuilding New York's teacher workforce and reimagining higher education, advancing New York's place as a national equity model, and making critical reforms to restore New Yorkers' faith in their government.  ESFPA's State of the State Summary can be seen here

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Governor Kathy Hochul released her first Executive Budget Proposal for FY 2023.  The Governor’s budget totals $216 billion which is $4 billion higher than last year. The budget leans heavily on $81 billion in federal funds primarily as a result of pandemic assistance. Below is a summary of key provisions in the budget and comes from the Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation TED Bill  and the Revenue Bill.  ESFPA has prepared a summary which can be seen here.  

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Today the Association enjoys a diverse and growing membership. Membership stands at over 400 businesses and individuals and is growing. Members include forest landowners, timber harvesters, furniture companies, lumber manufacturers, pulp and paper companies, and other wood product manufacturers from across New York state. Members own and manage 1.2 million acres of New York forests and employ over one-third of the 65,000 individuals employed in the forest products industry in New York state

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The Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA), a nonprofit organization for businesses and individuals, is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York's forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.

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Empire State Forest Products Association

Since 1906, Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA) has been the forest products industry's source for information and public affairs in New York State.  ESFPA is a non-profit organization for businesses and individuals and is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York's Forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.

For a glimpse of who we are and what we do, watch our short video, Love Your Forest. The story of New York's Forests.

Did you ever wonder what happens to a tree in a sustainably managed forest?  Watch this video on the Forest Supply Chain to find out!