All families should have access to quality child care, but often the cost of quality care is out of reach for low income New Yorkers. New York’s child care subsidy system is largely federally funded, but because it’s a county administered system, the rules governing the administration of child care vary from county to county, leaving many eligible families without the support they need to stay in the work force, secure in the knowledge that their children are being properly cared for. Empire Justice Center engages in policy advocacy and analysis, working to improve the systems that provide child care subsidies to families.
NEWSLETTER: Policy Matters – June 2018
July 03, 2018
June brought the end of a lackluster state legislative session and continued negative policy shifts at the federal level, but also some reminders of community coming together – whether by pitching in to paint fences and clean up vacant lots, or by publicly standing together for what is right. Find out more in this June edition of Policy Matters.
PRESS STATEMENT: Lackluster Legislative Session Leaves Important Proposals for Child Care, Immigrants, and Homeowners on the Table
June 21, 2018
At the beginning of this legislative session Empire Justice Center noted that this year provided an opportunity for New York State to uphold our shared values in the face of significant shifts in policy perspective at the federal level. While we are pleased that we were able to accomplish the vast majority of our 2018 legislative priorities during this year’s budget process, a series of bills we worked to pass before the end of session that would have helped working parents and children, immigrants, and homeowners were left on the table.