“As our older population grows, we must make sure every valuable state dollar is spent directly on the care our constituents need—not siphoned off by private companies that do not provide any health care services.”
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.