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Mental Health Update

March 14, 2023
Mental Health Update

Senate One House Bill Includes 8.5% COLA

The New York State Senate just introduced their One House Bill.  We are pleased to see that the 8.5% COLA is included in the bill.  We thank the members of the Senate for  their strong support of 8.5% COLA. In all our meetings and at the budget hearing, we did not hear of one Senator that did not support the COLA increase.  It is greatly appreciated.

Now we wait till the Assembly comes out with their One House Bill and hopefully it will contain the 8.5% COLA as well.

The Assembly and Senate One House bills serve as a negotiation with the Executive around a final budget.   Adding the 8.5% COLA does not guarantee it will be in the final budget but it is a recognition that the Legislature deems this a high priority.

We will have to spend the next two weeks reiterating this as a priority to our community

Glenn Liebman

(518) 434-0439 |

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