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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.
Acting Director Mulvaney has fired all members of the advisory boards of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including Empire Justice Center’s Ruhi Maker, endangering financial
well-being of American families.