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Love Counts: The Economic Benefits of Marriage Equality for New York

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Love Counts: The Economic Benefits of Marriage Equality for New York

This study by the New York Comptroller's Office uses Williams Institute numbers to study the impact of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples. Their findings include that: marriage equality would provide economic benefits to New York State and New York City, especially in the years immediately following enactment of legislation granting this important civil right. The economic benefits would be derived primarily from the increase in visitors from other states who come to New York for the purpose of marrying or attending weddings. The Comptroller’s Office also investigated potential fiscal impacts. Weddings generate sales taxes and marriage license fees, and marriage may affect the income tax, estate taxes, and public spending on means-tested government transfer programs. By Gayle M. Horwitz, First Deputy Comptroller Eduardo Castell, Executive Deputy Comptroller for Fiscal & Budget Studies, Marcia Van Wagner, Deputy Comptroller


By Williams Project,USA.


Family and children Policy Resource.


Health Fair and Plain-Language Booklets Help Pittsburgh Families Plan for Healthy Babies

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Health Fair and Plain-Language Booklets Help Pittsburgh Families Plan for Healthy Babies

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Offering plain-language answers and reminders to help Pittsburgh mothers plan for healthy pregnancies, childbirth, and babies, three new booklets from AAAS and The Heinz Endowments were released Saturday during a free public health fair. The booklets are one part of a larger strategy by The Heinz Endowments to support healthier families by working to reduce the rate of babies born too small as well as the number of infants who die before their first birthdays.


By AAAS, USA.


Family and Children Policy Resource.