Tag Archives: human services

2016 State Legislative Session Wrap-up

The 2016 legislative session came to a close this month with little fanfare.  While our representatives agreed on fantasy sports and Sunday morning alcohol sales (the “Brunch Bill”), meaningful ethics reform and closing the LLC loophole eluded consensus.  A number … Continue reading

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To Tax or Not to Tax? How to Fund UPK in New York

Universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) and after-school programs are essential to a child’s future success in school and in life. Research shows that full-day UPK reduces income inequality and increases social mobility.[1] Free, universal, high-quality prekindergarten would greatly benefit children from low-income … Continue reading

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New Yorkers Decide-Well Kind of: A September 10th Primary Election Round-Up

On Tuesday, September 10 New Yorkers took to the polls to decide who will be on the November 5 general election ballot. The results were mixed with some elections still undecided. The popular race for Mayor hung in the balance … Continue reading

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State Income Equity Adjustment in the Human Services Field in Line with Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda

The gender wage gap is still a major issue in the workplace. HSC commends Governor Cuomo for spearheading the Women’s Equality Agenda, a major step forward for women striving to live more economically stable lives and is particularly happy to … Continue reading

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The 99 Percent, the 1 Percent―and the 15 Percent

Occupy Wall Street (and other “Occupy” movements across the country) is bringing into sharp focus the vast wealth disparities in the U.S. and the impact the economic crisis is having on millions of Americans. The cry “We are the 99 … Continue reading

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