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Some Funding For DSPs Makes Final NYS Budget

Among those coming up short in the budget are direct-care workers, who aren’t satisfied with pay levels for the work they do on behalf of the state with disabled, mentally ill and homeless people. The not-for-profit agencies that employ those workers were also denied their long-standing request for a cost-of-living adjustment in state payments for salaries and other expenses to provide the state’s direct-care services.

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Governor, Legislature Have Endorsed Pay Raises For DSPs

In order to sign off on a budget deal, which is due on March 31, Governor Cuomo has made a list of demands to the legislative leaders, including funding for a pay hike for direct care workers.

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NYC Says it Will Make All Sidewalk Curbs Accessible

Yhe de Blasio administration has agreed to survey and ensure that all of the city’s roughly 162,000 sidewalk curbs are accessible for New Yorkers with mobility and vision-impairment issues.

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Assemblymembers Voice Support for #bFair2DirectCare Funding

Assembly members on both sides of the aisle rallied in the Capitol on Wednesday morning to highlight their support for increased human services funding in the final budget deal due at the end of the month.

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Fired a year ago by OPWDD and still getting paid by Justice Center

The Times-Union is reporting that a former top OPWDD official fired last year is still making $136,000 a year while doing no work at another state agency, according to payroll records obtained by The Associated Press.

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