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Session Wrap 2017: An Important Win for Child Care, but Much More to be Done

The end of the 2017 Legislative Session was disappointing for those of us hoping to see increased supports for parents and providers in the child care subsidy system. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2017 State Administrative Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2017 State Legislative Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


Young Children and Working Parents Lose in New York’s 2017-18 Budget

The recently enacted state budget has slashed the investment in child care by $7.5 million, with targeted reductions to subsidies and facilitated enrollment. As a result, at least 900 children in New York State will lose access to child care. Read More


2017 New York State Budget Wrap

There were many critical wins and losses for New Yorkers in the final enacted New York State budget. Our staff have prepared analyses of some of the key areas we focused on this year. Read More


TANF at 20: Blog Series

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty plus years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives on TANF at 20. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2017 State Budget Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More


OCFS Proposes New Child Care Market Rate Regulations

Last day to comment is July 30, 2016. Read More


2016 New York State Budget Wrap

All of the funding outcomes for Empire Justice Center's funding priorities for the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More


2016 NYS Budget Wrap: Child Care

Funding outcomes for child care in the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More