State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

Assembly Democrats in the Codes Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the New York Health Act to establish a statewide single-payer health care system, but not without challenges by Republicans. Democrats in the 21-member committee, excluding Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, of Brighton Beach, voted to send the measure to the Ways and Means Committee … Read more

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Armed with funding provided in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $220 billion budget, the state’s first chief disability officer will begin addressing the most pressing needs of New Yorkers with disabilities. Advocates for people with disabilities said employment and housing issues in the aftermath of the pandemic would be the highest priorities for Kimberly Hill, who has … Read more