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#bFair2DirectCare Statement on ‘bupkis” Budget Allocations for Direct Care Workers

The #bFair2DirectCare Coalition has issued a Statement on the Governor’s failure to include New funding for Direct Care Workers in the Executive Budget.

 

#bFair2DirectCare could not have been clearer in what’s needed in this year’s budget to help direct care workers achieve a living wage – the very kind of economic justice Governor Cuomo has championed for other working New Yorkers — $45 million.

What Governor Cuomo proposed can simply described as ‘bupkis.’ It’s an old Yiddish phrase gently translated as ‘nothing.’”

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Also, see the Times Union Capitol Confidential blog post:

“Direct Care group decries ‘bupkis’ budget allocation”

 

 

 

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Don’t Forget #bFair2DirectCare in the State Budget

About three dozen demonstrators representing the bFair2DirectCare Coalition gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany today to remind the Governor and the leaders of the New York State Legislature of the need to fund a wage increase for direct care staff working for non-profit agencies who support people with developmental disabilities.

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Five things to watch in Cuomo’s proposed budget

Governor Cuomo has acknowledged that sputtering income tax returns will make for a harder-than-expected budget cycle.

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Governor Can Still Be A Hero

It seems clear that Governor Cuomo has chosen to ignore the very real needs of those with developmental disabilities and the good people who serve them.

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bFair on Air

The bFair2DirectCare consultants got a slot on Susan Arbetter’s Capitol Pressroom show today.

The discussion about the direct care wage issue begins at about the 32:25 mark and it runs till 36:20.

HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE

 

She Sees Them as Amazing

Special Education Teacher is honored by NBC Affiliate.

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#bFair2DirectCare Seen at Albany State of the State

bFair2DirectCare Coalition members made their case outside the Governor’s State of the State Address in Albany yesterday.

click the link below and view page A-3 to see the photos and captions.

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#bFair2DirectCare Asks Governor to Meet

The #bFair2DirectCare Coalition has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to meet personally with the leaders of the nine organizations that comprise the Coalition, as well as direct support staff, people with disabilities and family members.

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State of the State Schedule Released

Click on the link below to see the complete schedule of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speeches planned for six sites around the state next week.

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