SENATOR CARLUCCI’S LEGISLATION BANNING CRIB BUMPER PADS PASSES IN NYS SENATE

SENATOR CARLUCCI’S LEGISLATION BANNING CRIB BUMPER PADS PASSES IN NYS SENATE

PRESS RELEASE FROM SENATOR CARLUCCI Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) passed legislation (S.3788A [2]) in the New York State Senate Wednesday, banning the sale of crib bumper pads in New York. The legislation also restricts their use at daycare facilitates. If a manufacturer, importer, distributor, wholesaler, retailer or secondhand dealer is caught selling crib bumper pads, then they can be fined […]

CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: FUNDING FOR PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO MANAGE THEIR OWN CARE

CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: FUNDING FOR PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO MANAGE THEIR OWN CARE

Last week, I stood with Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, nonprofit BRIDGES, advocates, and those with disabilities to stress the importance of fully funding the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), as its fate hangs in the balance of budget negotiations. CDPAP allows people with disabilities who qualify for Medicaid to manage their own care and live independently. However, with Governor […]

CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Our environment must be protected for future generations, and currently our federal government is rolling back policies that protect us against climate change and global warming. First, the President pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change mitigation. Further, cuts are being made left and right to funding for the Environmental Protection […]

Carlucci’s Column: Valentines For Vets

Carlucci’s Column: Valentines For Vets

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, and one group who deserves our thanks and compassion are veterans. Many of our veterans are living by themselves and making sure they feel remembered and appreciated can sometimes be overlooked. My way of saying thank you is to annually host a Valentines For Vets initiative […]

Carlucci’s Column: Care in Crisis

Carlucci’s Column: Care in Crisis

Across New York State, the hardworking people who take care of our most vulnerable individuals are not making a living wage. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) make on average $11.91 an hour in New York State, according to PayScale. Despite their critical work, helping New Yorkers living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, the Governor’s […]

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