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Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”
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Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”

Governor, legislative leaders poised to pass extender budget until compromise is reached on difficult issues Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement late Sunday night, April 2, after it became clear the Legislature would not reach a compromise on several difficult issues  before Monday morning. Cuomo has presented an “extender”to keep […]

Legislators, doctors want Medicaid coverage of donor breast milk for premature babies
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Legislators, doctors want Medicaid coverage of donor breast milk for premature babies

  Legislators from both parties joined neonatal doctors and advocates to call for Medicaid funding of donor breast milk for premature infants to be included in the final enacted budget. The bill, (A.6481/ S.4526) sponsored by Senate Health committee chair Kemp Hannon, R- Garden City, and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, D-Elmont, […]

Too many loopholes in Gov’s interrogation reform bill, say public defenders
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Too many loopholes in Gov’s interrogation reform bill, say public defenders

Public defenders point to Rensselaer County case as evidence of “serious shortfalls” in governor’s proposed interrogation reforms As legislators debate whether to require recording of interrogations, and for which crimes, a coalition of public defenders is pushing for the Adrian Thomas Innocence Protection Act, which they say would reduce the […]

Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers
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Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined legislators and hundreds of direct care advocates, workers, and the patients they care for to announce the inclusion of $55 million in the state budget to provide wage increases for professionals caring for New York’s developmentally disabled. Direct care workers and direct support professionals help […]