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Unions, advocates lobby for policy change in Albany

pSeveral prominent unions lobbied elected officials in Albany Tuesday on issues of importance to them./ppHealth care workers in SEIU1199 arrived in buses to advocate for keeping and increasing Medicaid funding and more accountability for home care and for-profit nursing homes who they say siphon off public health funding./ppAt the same time members of New York State United Teachers came to Albany calling for increased funding in the SUNY and CUNY colleges and for the neediest schools. /ppAlso on Tuesday, current and former homeless New Yorkers joined with advocates and legislators to call on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to take more drastic steps to address homelessness. They called on the governor to support Home Stability Support — a rent supplement program for those at risk or experiencing homelessness./p …read more

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