Capitol Pressroom

March 17, 2016: Asm. Morelle, Laura Haight, David Friedfel, DJ Jaffe

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D – Rochester) will have the latest on budget negotiations.

We will speak with Laura Haight, New York State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP) VP for Public Policy, about the group’s call for full Medicaid funding of the proposed minimum wage increase.

We will meet David Friedfel, the new State Studies Director for Citizens Budget Commission, who will analyze the governor’s budget and the one-house budget resolutions.

DJ Jaffe, the founder of, expresses his concerns that the state is not providing enough services to the State’s most vulnerable mentally ill population.

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