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Policy Matters

Through this newsletter we will share information about the policy issues our staff are working on and alert you to opportunities to get involved at the state, local and federal levels to help improve the way the law impacts low income and vulnerable New Yorkers.


 

Policy Matters October 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters September 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters July 2017: Session Wrap :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters June 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters May 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters April 2017: Budget Wrap :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters March 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters February 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters January 2017 :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters: The First Day of Legislative Session :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters November 2016 :
Empire Justice Center's November 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters October 2016 :
Empire Justice Center's October 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters September 2016 :
Empire Justice Center's September 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters Summer 2016: Time for a Break :
Empire Justice Center's Summer 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters June 2016: Partly Sunny :
Empire Justice Center's June 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters May 2016: The Heat is On :
Empire Justice Center's May 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters April 2016: Keeping it Real :
Empire Justice Center's April 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters March 2016: Justice in Bloom :
Empire Justice Center's March 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters February 2016: Keeping Pace :
Empire Justice Center's February 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters February 2016: Budget Update :
Empire Justice Center's Policy Matters February 2016 Budget Update. Read More

Policy Matters January 2016: The Marathon Begins :
Empire Justice Center's January 2016 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters November 2015: It's All Happening :
November 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters October 2015: The Only Constant is Change :
October 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters September 2015: Ready, Set, GO! :
September 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters July 2015: Looking Back, Moving Forward :
July 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters June 2015 : Another Session in the Books! :
June 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters May 2015 : The End of Session is Near!!! :
May 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters April 2015: Spring has Finally Sprung :
April 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters April 2015: Budget Wrap Up :
April 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters March 2015 :
March 2015 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters December 2014 :
December 2014 edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters October 2014 :
Policy Matters for October 2014. Read More

Policy Matters September 2014 :
Policy Matters September 2014. Read More

Policy Matters July 2014 :
Policy Matters July 2014. Read More

Policy Matters January 2014 :
Hoping our first issue of 2014 finds you well and warm! Here at Empire Justice we are very busy now that the state legislature is back in session and the Governor has released his budget. Here are some of the things we will be working on over the next few months, as well as a few highlights of our policy work in the past month or so. Read More

Policy Matters October 2013 :
Happy Halloween everyone!! October has been a busy month here at Empire Justice, where we’ve been working on a lot of great issues at both the state and the federal level. Read More

Policy Matters September 2013 :
We hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer, and are looking forward to a beautiful, crisp (and productive) fall! Folks here at Empire Justice are getting back into the swing of things, including developing our policy priorities for the coming year and planning our annual organizational retreat. This month we’ll share with you some of what happened during Policy Matters’ August break. Read More

Policy Matters - July 2013 :
This month finds us wrapping up after the end of the state legislative session. In the midst of summer vacations we are busy cleaning up our databases and sending out thank you notes to legislators. We are also starting to talk in small groups about initiatives for next year and getting very excited about what we might be able to accomplish – so stay tuned! Read More

Policy Matters - June 2013 :
June is always a busy month here in Albany, with the legislative session drawing to a close. Our policy staff is in full swing, working on issues of critical importance to low income New Yorkers - at both the state and federal levels. Here's this month's update: Read More

Policy Matters - April 2013 :
Happy Spring! Welcome to our second April issue of Policy Matters – the extended “non-budget edition” where we will try to catch you up on the many issues we have been working on this month. Read More

Policy Matters - February 2013 :
As we draft this issue of Policy Matters, we are about to begin the sprint to a final state budget - possibly earlier than ever before. As you may have guessed, much of our work since our last email has been focused on budget issues. However, as you can see, we have other irons on the fire as well! Read More

Policy Matters: September 2012 :
In between juggling children’s summer camps and activities, taking vacations and attending family reunions, Empire Justice Center staff members did a lot of policy work this past summer. We are happy to share what we did in this issue of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters: June 2012 :
What an incredible year. We are so happy and proud to be able to share with you the great things Empire Justice advocates helped achieve during the course of this legislative session. These accomplishments will help and protect low income New Yorkers, individuals impacted by domestic violence, families facing foreclosure, and those who need, but cannot afford, an attorney to figure out how the law affects their fundamental human needs. Read More

May 2012 Issue of Policy Matters :
As the end of New York’s 2012 legislative session approaches, Empire Justice Center advocates are switching into high gear, working hard to advance legislation that benefits lower income New Yorkers and to halt bills that will harm New York consumers, Medicaid recipients and providers. Read about our priorities for the end of the state legislative session. Read More

Policy Matters April 2012 :
Empire Justice Center’s newsletter focused solely on policy. This inaugural issue will focus on the recently passed state budget and how it will affect lower income New Yorkers, including people at risk of foreclosure, health care consumers, people with disabilities and those needing civil legal services. Read More