The New York Senate, Assembly and a certain former assembly member agree caregivers for the disabled deserve better.

The 2017-18 NYS budget includes an agreement to give New York’s 120,000 direct care professionals a 6.5% raise over the coming two years. This raise is cheered by direct care workers, their employers, and the hundreds of thousands of developmentally disabled and behaviorally impaired individuals who rely on direct care workers every day.

Senator Todd Kamisnky says:

Last night, the NY legislature passed a bill to give raises to direct caregivers. This was thanks to the tireless advocacy of former Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, who spent his career to get us to this very moment.

You can see his tribute to Harvey Weisenberg on Facebook.