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One Area Of Legislative Agreement: Funding For Direct Care

“Probably the area where everyone seems to agree is on direct care workers,” Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said. “It’s the right thing to do for starts, but that’s like motherhood and apple pie to a lot of our members.”

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#bFair2DirectCare Campaign Thanks the State Senate & Assembly

Both Houses of the NYS Legislature stood by their promise to #bFair2DirectCare and included funding to increase pay for low wage workers at non-profit agencies that provide support and services for people with disabilities.

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NYS Senate budget will include $45 million in additional Medicaid for agencies that provide assistance to people with disabilities

“Passing this wage hike for our direct care workers is one of my top priorities and it should be one of the top priorities for the governor and the Assembly as we enter budget negotiations,” said NYS Sen. James Tedisco, in a press release.

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NYS Senate Republicans To Recommend $45 Million Increase To Support Fair Wages For Direct Care Professionals

The proposal addresses a lack of funding in the Executive Budget to help appropriately adjust salaries at not-for-profits that employ workers who provide state services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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NYS Senator Pam Helming Tells Gov To #bfair2DirectCare

I join with my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle who overwhelmingly support the #bFair2DirectCare campaign. We are asking the Governor to include adequate funding over the next six years to provide a living wage for direct care workers.

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President Trump’s Agenda May Hurt People With Disabilities

An analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that more than 15 million people with disabilities would be at risk under President Trump’s and House Republicans’ proposed Medicaid cuts.

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Hudson Valley officials request higher pay for Direct Care Workers

“…I believe the state has no higher calling than to provide for and protect the truly vulnerable people of New York State. This $45 million support for direct care workers will do precisely that.”

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