• PEF’s advocacy against OMH, OPWDD, OCFS closures

    PEF’s advocacy against OMH, OPWDD, OCFS closures

    It’s no secret that New York’s safety net for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) as well as those living with additional mental health issues, is in crisis.  Stories about sudden facility closures and families having to uproot their loved ones with very little notice have been in the news quite a bit lately.

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  • PEF weighs in on state transportation budget

    PEF weighs in on state transportation budget

    New York is facing a massive budget shortfall and a deadly pandemic, facts that PEF Regional Coordinator Andrew Puleo pointed to in written testimony urging state leaders to carefully assess capital projects, implement a tax on the uber-wealthy, and revamp the design-build system, among other key issues, during his testimony before a joint budget hearing...

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