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Empire Justice Testimony on the New York State Supplement Program
Empire Justice Center testimony on the impact that State takeover has had on the administration of the State Supplement Program and delivery of benefits to eligible recipients. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony: 2016 NYS Joint Budget Hearing on Human Services
Empire Justice Center's testimony at the 2016 New York State budget hearing on Human Services. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony: 2016 NYS Joint Budget Hearing on Public Protection
Empire Justice Center's testimony before the joint legislative committees on the 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal regarding Public Protection. New York State must continue to ensure access to justice, regardless of a person's ability to pay for an attorney. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
Empire Justice testimony at the 2015 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Human Services. Testimony was presented on February 4, 2015, by Tamara Frazier, Coordinator for Policy and Government Relations. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services
Empire Justice testimony at the Human Services Joint Budget Hearing on February 4, 2014. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at the 2013 NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on the Executive Budget: Human Services
Our testimony before the joint committees on child care assistance, funding for the Disability Advocacy Program and disabled individuals interacting with our state’s public assistance programs. Read More

Empire Justice Center Human Services Testimony
Empire Justice Center's Susan Antos testifies regarding the budget priorities for Human Services. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Human Services in the 2011-12 Executive Budget Proposal
As New York continues to grapple with the aftermath of the recession, it is essential that we do not forget that there are many among us that are still in its epicenter. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on the Role of Education and Training in the TANF Program
Testimony on the importance of access to education and training programs for welfare recipients. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the Executive Budget Hearing on Human Services
Testimony before the Joint Legislative Committees on human services in the 2010-2011 executive budget. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on the Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan
In the Governor’s proposed Deficit Reduction Plan, several funding streams, are slated for substantial cuts that will not only undermine your commitment and the Assembly’s commitment to legal assistance, but will also result in INCREASED costs to the state. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on the 2009-2010 Human Services Executive Budget Proposal
Our testimony today will focus on a series of recommendations for the human services budget and will touch on the need to restore the elimination of civil legal services funding. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Budget issues in Health, Education, Higher Education, and Social Services
We urge you to use the level of funding allocated for the provision of essential services such as civil legal assistance, welfare benefits, child care and disability assistance and the availability of health coverage to low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers as the yardstick by which you measure the quality of the budget proposal. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the Joint Legislative Hearings on Health in the Executive Budget
Governor Spitzer’s Budget represents a huge step forward for New York. He has continued his commitment to a patient first agenda with proposals that make good on his promise to reach out to every uninsured child in this state. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Human Services in the 2008-2009 Executive Budget
Testimony to the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees regarding budget priorities for Human Services Read More

Empire Justice Center Human Services Testimony 2007
Testimony regarding human services in the 2007-2008 executive budget. Read More

Empire Justice Center Human Services Budget Testimony for 2006
Testimony on the 2006-2007 Human Services Executive Budget Read More