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Here’s How, and WHY, The R Word Can Be So Painful

He’s been involved in the campaign to “Spread the Word to End the Word,” and if there’s any positive element to this ugliness, it’s that no one had used it on him in a long time.

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Feds Call For Alternatives To Guardianship

While guardianship is supposed to safeguard individuals, the report found that courts are frequently incapable of adequately monitoring these situations.

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Please Call Your NYS Assemblymember Today

As we head into the final days of state budget negotiations, we’ve initiated a push for the Legislature to include language that expresses its intent to include the additional installments of living wage funding for direct support professionals (DSPs) for the next four state fiscal years.

The Assembly and Senate one-house budget proposals included funding for the second installment of a six-year plan to bring DSPs to a living wage.  The funding was also included in the Governor’s Executive Budget.

But due to the state’s fiscal constraints, neither house has been able to include the #bFair2DirectCare request for an acceleration of that program.

Nonetheless, including this “intent” language would be a big help. This language, which the Senate has advanced, pledged 3.25 percent increases to be funded every April 1 from 2019 through 2022. This is essentially the rest of the living wage program begun with the 2017-18 budget. Now we must convince the Assembly to agree to adopt that language and then advocate for it in final budget negotiations with Governor Cuomo.

This is where you can be a tremendous help. Assembly Mental Health Chair Aileen has prepared a letter asking Speaker Carl Heastie to advocate for the “intent” language. She’s circulating this letter among her colleagues in the Assembly Democratic majority and asking them to sign on.

The more Assembly Democrat signatures he sees on that letter, the more likely the Speaker will be to agree to the request.

Please contact your Assembly Democratic member and urge him or her to sign on to Assemblywoman Gunther’s #bFair2DirectCare letter to the Speaker.

It’s CRITICAL that these calls happen this week, as final decisions on the state budget are being formulated right now.

SEE THE LETTER HERE

A Can’t Miss Human Resources Conference

Below is the brochure for our 2nd Annual HR conference.  Registration links for the conference and for the hotel are in the brochure.  The deadline to receive the special hotel rate of $160 is April 2nd.

This year we will be providing CEUs from both SHRM and HRCI. 

Please feel free to share this with anyone that might be interested.

REGISTRATION BROCHURE

 

 

Hockey Strengthened This Already Strong Bond Between Brothers

As team captain of the Sioux City Musketeers, Brady Ferner bears many responsibilities within the team. But none more important than playing the role of big brother.

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