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COPA State Budget Update

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature struck a final deal on the $163.2 billion state budget on April 7. Click on the link below for a final Budget Summary from COPA.

READ THE UPDATE HERE

Please contact your COPA team for further information or questions.

Barbara Crosier
Phone: (518) 436-0178, Ext. 104
E-mail: bcrosier@cpofnys.org
John R Drexelius, Jr.
(716) 316- 7552
E-mail: jrdrexelius@gmail.com

Winifred Schiff
Office – 212-645-6360
E-mail: wini@iacny.org

 

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Federal Judge Says NYS Tried To Subvert Court Order

A federal judge has accused state officials of secretly trying to subvert a landmark court order to improve care for thousands of mentally ill New Yorkers.

 

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Is Waterproof Power Wheelchair A Game Changer?

Most wheelchairs are heavy, run on batteries with lots of electronics involved. They do work well — but only if they stay dry.

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#bFair2DirectCare Thanks Governor, Legislature

#bFair2DirectCare today thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature for including in the new state budget funding that starts the process of paying a living wage to direct care workers who support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.

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This Is Not The End, But Merely The Beginning

AccessCNY Executive Director Paul Joslyn says it took a comprehensive campaign to get the ears of Albany to act on the crisis.

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DSPs on Winners List

Direct care workers: Budget sets aside $55 million to raise the salaries of those who work with the disabled.

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Assembly Speaker Says Approved Spending Plan Includes Funding to Increase Wages for Direct Care Workers

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced over the weekend that the 2017-18 NYS Budget agreement includes funding that will help ensure direct care workers are paid fair, competitive wages.

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NYS Slowly Moves Closer To Finalizing Budget

Lawmakers sometime late Wednesday or Thursday are hoping to adopt a final state budget, according to the Buffalo News.

 

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People Holding Their Breath Until Budget Is Passed

Although Governor Cuomo said “he will not sign the budget unless $55 million is included for Direct Service Professionals,” nothing is set in stone until the budget is signed

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