NY ABLE: HELPING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES SAVE FOR THE FUTURE

NY ABLE: HELPING NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES SAVE FOR THE FUTURE

BY STATE COMPTROLLER THOMAS P. DINAPOLI New Yorkers with disabilities can now save through a new plan called The New York Achieving a Better Life Experience (NY ABLE) program. The NY ABLE program helps individuals with disabilities maintain their health, independence and quality of life. The program was modeled after New York’s 529 College Savings […]

Government watchdogs praise FOIL reform bill passage

Government watchdogs praise FOIL reform bill passage

FROM EMPIRE CENTER The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reform bill signed by Governor Cuomo today is a huge win for government transparency in New York. As we’ve learned over the years through our work promoting taxpayers’ right to public information, appealing FOIL requests is time-consuming and expensive. And for some, that cost can be […]

FBI looks at Cuomo hiring and staff pay practices

FBI looks at Cuomo hiring and staff pay practices

Reports this week said the FBI is taking a look at the Cuomo administration’s method of hiring and paying employees. Specifically, federal investigators are interested in Cuomo alleged practice of paying executive branch employees through other state agencies, rather than through the Executive Chamber in which they work. This kind of accounting practice could be […]

Carlucci, Zebrowski Urge the Governor to Sign Code Enforcement Integrity Legislation

Carlucci, Zebrowski Urge the Governor to Sign Code Enforcement Integrity Legislation

PRESS RELEASE State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland) called on Governor Andrew Cuomo last week to sign their code enforcement integrity bill S1642/A1310. This bill would allow the NY Secretary of State to revoke the certificates of code enforcement officers on grounds of misconduct following a hearing. Although the Department of […]

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