Too many New Yorkers who rely on Medicaid are not being diagnosed and treated in a timely manner due to the lack of blood allergy testing—in part because our state Medicaid program severely limits access to those tests.
Gustavo Rivera and Michael Blaker |
A state senator and assemblyman argue for a law that would publicize which New York businesses have 50 or more employees using taxpayer benefits to supplement poor wages.
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera argues that low-income New Yorkers “deserve the same access to resources to navigate the justice system as middle-income and high-income residents.”
Continuing a Pataki-era ban on prison inmates receiving TAP funding doesn’t just hurt the prisoners, a state senator argues. It also harms the communities they return to when their sentence is up.
A Bronx legislator responds to coverage that linked him to the high number of failing schools in his district. Ignoring social factors or state funding won’t solve the problem, he warns.