The New York Association on Independent Living has released a statetment today on the Governor's veto on the Office of the Advocate for People with Disabilities bill. Advocates and the bill's sponsors, Senator Skoufis and Assemblyman Steck, have worked tirelessy over the past year to pass the bill. The Associaton's press release recognizes the possible opportunities of the Governor creating a Chief Disability Officer in moving forward on issues vital to people with disabilities, but the overall mood is cautiously optimistic. There are concerns on the potential level of engagement with the new officer and the ability of one person to handle the volume of work involved. 

You can read the full press release at: https://ilny.us/latest-news/16-newsroom/press-releases/359-independent-living-community-reacts-to-governor-cuomo-veto-of-legislation-to-create-a-state-office-of-the-advocate-for-persons-with-disabilities