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Empire Justice Center 2013 State Legislative Priorities

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


2012 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

An update on domestic violence related laws as of August 16, 2012. Read More


Legislative Update: 2012 Budget Outcomes

As the New York State budget process draws to a close, Empire Justice Center is pleased to share with you several exciting achievements that will have a positive impact on low income New Yorkers. Read More


Empire Justice Center Statement on the Budget

Empire Justice Center applauds the Governor and the Legislature for achieving a number of very positive things that will provide assistance to struggling New Yorkers. Read More


March 2012 Foreclosure Funding Fact Sheet

Funding for foreclosure prevention services runs out March 31,2012. To preserve these critical services for homeowners, $25 million must be allocated in the 2012-13 budget. Read More


Empire Justice Center 2012 Legislative and Executive Agenda

The focus of our state level policy work for 2012. Read More


2011 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

Current through September 28, 2011. Described herein are new domestic violence specific laws, as well as the bills which successfully navigated both houses of the state legislature and are awaiting further action. Read More


2011 Domestic Violence Legislative Update

Described below are the new domestic violence-specific laws, as well as the bills which successfully navigated both houses of the Legislature and are awaiting further action. This update is current through July 20, 2011. The Empire Justice website posts legislative updates throughout the summer as needed. Read More


Legislative Session Leaves Much to Be Done, With One Grand Exception

After the 2011-12 state budget passed - on time - Empire Justice Center’s policy team immediately shifted gears to focus on our other legislative priorities and to respond to a number of bills that unexpectedly demanded our attention. Read More


Highlights from the 2011 Legislative Session

After all the emails, strategy sessions, meetings, Facebook updates and trips to Albany, the 2011 Legislative session closed with a huge amount of excitement about New York’s new civil rights law that will bring marriage equality to same sex couples. Read More