Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this week endorsed Governor Cuomo’s paid family leave proposal, along with 18 other members of Congress.
The Assembly’s one house budget proposal includes a $30 million plan to combat heroin use in New York. The proposal allots $15 million for treatment and prevention, $9 million for recovery services, and $6 million for programs to help people find treatment options.
AIDs advocates urged Governor Cuomo and the legislature to add $70 million to the state budget to help end the AIDS epidemic.
Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal is planning to introduce a bill to allow for “supervised injection facilities” so that addicts can use under the supervision of medical professionals. The mayor of Ithaca recently advocated a similar measure.
Assembly Member Richard Gottfried introduced a bill to change how medical marijuana works in New York State.
The Manhattan Institute is holding a conference on hospital consolidation and competition in New York State at the Harvard Club on March 23. Read more here.
The New York State Public Health Association is holding its 65th annual meeting and conference on April 21st and 22nd. See more here.