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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 […]

Evangelicals host Albany lobby day
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Evangelicals host Albany lobby day

Coalition unveils legislative agenda which includes fighting GENDA and aid-in-dying bills Jason and David Benham are keynote speakers, telling their audience, “It’s about getting to the hearts of legislators” The state’s largest organization of evangelical Christians is fighting a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill New Yorkers, […]