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2016 NYS Budget Wrap: Civil Legal Services

Funding outcomes for Civil Legal Services in the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More

KeyBank Announces Investment of Millions in Upstate Communities

Upstate communities are heartened to see KeyBank invest in communities with expanded lending, community development initiatives, and philanthropic grants and investments. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2016 State Policy Priorities

Shelter, heat, food, economic stability. Health and home care, fair wages, freedom from discrimination. Empire Justice Center's 2016 Policy Priorities are meant to highlight several of the most important ways New York State can recommit to providing a strong foundation on which all New York families have the opportunity to build toward the American Dream, right here in our state. Read More

ALERT: Health Republic Closing it's Doors

If you have insurance through Health Republic, your insurance will end on November 30, 2015! Read More

2014: Access to credit remains tight for people and communities of color

While we are 5 years into the recovery, a Center for Responsible Lending analysis of the just-released 2014 data shows that we are still not making enough progress. Read More

The Law in Action: Watch the Carver v. State Arguments Live on September 16th!

Next week, on Wednesday September 16th at 2 p.m., Senior Attorney Susan Antos of Empire Justice Center will appear before the highest court in the state- the Court of Appeals- to argue Carver v. the State of New York- an important case dealing with fairness for people who do workfare to be eligible for public assistance. Read More

Language Access Denied: LILAC Releases Report Detailing Failed Implementation of Nassau County Executive Orders

It’s been two years since Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano signed Executive Orders 67 & 72, promising interpretation and translation at Nassau County Agencies, yet little progress has been made. Read More

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Child Care Legislation

In the 2015 legislative session the Assembly passed four bills that were identified in our report Still Mending the Patchwork as critical to the fair and equitable administration of child care subsidies in New York State. Read More

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Domestic Violence

Selected domestic violence-specific or related bills which successfully navigated both houses of the legislature this session. Read More

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Credit the Minimum Wage Value of Workfare

This bill would amend Social Services Law to require local social services districts to credit the value of workfare against public assistance debt. Read More