Office of People with Development Disabilities

Hudson Valley News
8:41 am
Tue June 18, 2013

$90M Restored To Developmental Disabilities Budget

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ALBANY – The State Assembly has restored the $90 million that was cut from the budget of the state Office of People with Developmental Disabilities in a move supported for area legislators.  The money had been cut in the governor’s state budget this spring.

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh), who is chairwoman of the Mental Hygiene Committee, said the money is important to the many organizations that serve those in need.

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Hudson Valley News
11:06 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

NYS Lawmaker Says Needed Funds Could Come From Film Tax Credits

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A New York State Assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has an idea about how to restore funding for not-for-profit programs for people with developmental disabilities. He admits there is some resistance to his plan, but insists opponents don’t see the big picture.

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