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Civil Legal Services Funding State Budget Outcomes

Legislative funding for civil legal services and domestic violence legal services was maintained and OCA funding included as requested in enacted state budget. Read More


Funding for Child Care Assistance in the Budget

The Legislature Negotiates to Increase Funding for Child Care Assistance in the Budget. Read More


Disability Advocacy Program Funding Increased in State Budget

We are pleased to announce that the enacted budget includes a total of $5.26 million in funding for the DAP program! Read More


Final Health Budget Makes Major Changes to Medicaid

Analysis of changes to New York's Medicaid program enacted through the 2013-14 state budget. Read More


Child Care Subsidies Are in Danger Across New York State

Due to declining funding and a growing low wage workforce, local social services districts across New York State are lowering eligibility requirements and discontinuing child care subsidies for working families, creating a “child care crisis”. Read More


Immediate Needs Medicaid at Risk in Executive Budget

Empire Justice urges New York State to retain Immediate Needs Medicaid! Read More


Recommendations for the Medicaid Benchmark Benefit and the Basic Health Program

We urge New York to maximize simplicity and maintain existing coverage by seeking the Secretary’s approval to use the existing Medicaid benefit as the benchmark for all Medicaid recipients. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2013 State Legislative Priorities

Empire Justice budget and substantive legislative priorities for 2013. Read More


Long Island Needs D-SNAP Now!

D-SNAP would quickly bring millions of additional federal food stamp dollars to Long Island. Read More


Resources for those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Here are some helpful resources and links as you and your clients deal with the aftermath of Sandy. We’ll do our best to keep updating it. Read More