Issues: Developmental Disabilities

March 14, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION CALLING FOR FULL RESTORATION OF CUTS TO THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

With Time of the Essence, All New Yorkers Urged to Call on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Restore Cuts Before Agreeing to On-Time Budget

March 12, 2013
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Senate Passes 2013-14 Budget Resolution

The New York State Senate today approved a 2013-14 budget resolution, proposed by the Senate Majority Coalition, that focuses on helping businesses create new jobs, investing additional funds in education and transportation, providing mandate relief to local governments, and restoring proposed cuts to women’s health programs as well programs for the developmentally disabled.  The budget also includes a proposal for a permanent two-percent state spending cap.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein speaks on the Senate Budget Resolution in Senate Session - March 11, 2013 .

Senator Klein discusses the one house budget resolution on the floor of the Senate on Monday, March 11, 2013. This budget resolution was crafted by a bipartisan coalition.

March 11, 2013
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Tkaczyk, Parents and Advocates: Restore Funds for People with Developmental Disabilities

(Rotterdam, NY) State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, advocates, parents and service providers today called for additional funds to be included in the State budget to assist New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. Under current budget proposals, significant cuts would be made to these critical services.

March 11, 2013
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Senator O'Brien votes "yes" on tax relief for families, small business development

ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien voted in favor of the Senate’s budget resolution, strongly supporting its calls for millions of dollars of tax relief for families, financial support for new, growing businesses and restoration of funding cuts for programs benefiting people with developmental disabilities.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Grisanti applauds majority leaders on restoration of $120 million in spending cuts for people with development disabilities

"I applaud both houses for restoring $120 million in spending cuts to the OPWDD, restoring these cuts will bring significant care to some of the most needy and vulnerable individuals who reside in New York."

Previous press release and letter from Senator Grisanti can be found by clicking here:

http://www.senatormarkgrisanti.com/?p=6004

March 10, 2013
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SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI APPLAUDS STATE SENATE FOR FULLY RESTORING $120 MILLION DOLLARS TO OPWDD IN ONE-HOUSE BUDGET AGREEMENT

"I applaud the Senate leadership today for agreeing to restore $120 million dollars in proposed spending cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  As I have said before, I believe that we cannot balance the budget on the backs of people with developmental disabilities, including the many agencies who provide critical care for our most vulnerable populations.  The Senate has acted wisely and I am hopeful that we can pass an on-time balanced budget that continues to fully fund these vital services."

March 8, 2013
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Senator Carlucci in The New York Times

Senator Carlucci was recently featured in The New York Times for his stance on restoring funding for developmental disability providers in New York.  Read the full article here: nyti.ms/16cNY9u

March 8, 2013
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Senator O'Brien seeks restoration of funding for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator O'Brien stood with local agencies who provide services and support to people with developmental disabilities in calling for the restoration of $120 million in funding cuts proposed in a recent budget amendment.

"Governor Cuomo has led the way in reforming the budget process and returning stability to Albany.  However, as we continue budget negotiations, I believe it is vital that we enable our state’s nonprofits to fulfill their essential roles in our communities. I look forward to working with the Governor and legislative leaders to pass a responsible, yet fair, budget,” Senator O’Brien said.

March 7, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Sends Letter to Majority Leader Advocating for Funding to Support the Developmentally Disabled

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I,-60) a member of the Senate Finance committee today asked his colleagues in the Senate to fully restore approximately $120 million in proposed cuts in funding that supports and services people with developmental disabilities.

Sen. Grisanti and Senate Finance Chair John DeFrancisco believe full restoration of the funding will support New York State's most vulnerable residents.

March 5, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Room 816 LOB

March 6, 9:30 AM - 9:44 AM
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2013 Room 816 LOB

February 4, 11:00 AM - 11:08 AM
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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GALLIVAN HONORS NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Amherst and Warsaw

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma), joined with community leaders and advocates for the disabled in Amherst and Warsaw today to celebrate the first annual “International Day of Persons With Disabilities” in New York State and to recognize the achievements that the community have contributed to the diverse fabric of New York State and Western New York.

December 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SUPPORT “WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the annual “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” at Jones Beach. Over 32,000 individuals participated in the walk to raise awareness and funds for research which aims to find a cure for autism.

     Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough thanked the walkers for their efforts and congratulated Merrick resident Michael Giangregorio, who once again served as the Walk’s Chairman, on the most successful event yet. The walk is the largest in the country, according to Autism Speaks.

October 9, 2012
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Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Signed by Governor Cuomo

S.7189 consolidates bus services provided to pre-kindergarten and early intervention children under the City Department of Education.Allowing this process enables the City DOE to draw on its extensive knowledge of bus contracts and the subsequent negotiating process to ensure that pre-kindergarten and early intervention students are afforded the same process and treatment as all other New York City schoolchildren.

August 21, 2012
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