The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) released an interim Budget Report Card on Thursday, March 21, 2019. This update reflects the budget proposals released by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate.  

The report card lays out the policies which must be enacted, and the programs which must be funded, to ensure community integration for New Yorkers with disabilities. Those priorities include; increased funding for home modifications, increased wages for home care workers, increased funding for the statewide network of Independent Living Centers, and funding of the Office for the Advocate for People with Disabilities. The latter is an unfunded Executive Order signed by both Governor’s Mario and Andrew Cuomo. This office is needed to provide people with disabilities a voice in State government. The Senate included funding for it in their budget proposal.

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