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Cuomo, legislature get failing marks in NYAIL report card

April 24, 2018 — Whether it was more funding for independent living centers or increasing funding for a home-repair tax credit, the state’s 2018-2019 budget didn’t come through for people with disabilities, according to a report card released yesterday by the New York Association on Independent Living. (Click on “read more” to reach link to report… read more →

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Accessible for-hire rules under attack

April 13, 2018 — The Taxi and Limousine’s rules to require for-hire-vehicle companies like Uber and Carmel to provide accessible service, passed in December, are under attack in the courts. Last Friday, Uber, Lyft and Via filed a lawsuit in federal court against the suit, covered here in Politico NY. (Click on “read more” to… read more →

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BCID joins other ILCs in Albany news conference for more disability funding

Here’s coverage of Monday’s news conference outside the New York State Assembly chambers. BCID joined independent living centers from around the state at the news conference, which called for more ILC funding and other disability priorities. Along with ILC members, Assembly Member James Skoufis, who energetically leads the Task Force on People with Disabilities, brought several… read more →

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