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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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SANDY, ONE YEAR LATER: MUCH ACCOMPLISHED — BUT FAR FROM HOME

Last week, the Human Services Council (HSC) hosted a conference for leaders from New York’s human services, public, and philanthropic sectors. At the opening, the group took momentary satisfaction in the collective effort of the recovery thus far.  But a … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Open for Business!

As Congress continues to debate the shutdown of the Federal Government and the defunding or delay of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, implementation day for this controversial piece of legislation has arrived. Federal and State exchanges or … Continue reading

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