NYC, Monday, April 11, 2016
Rain across the state, with patchy fog in Buffalo. New York City, high 57; Albany, high 53; Buffalo, high 49.
You are receiving New York Nonprofit Daily a Monday-Friday morning e-brief covering the state’s nonprofit sector.
Nonprofits fear the impacts from minimum wage increase: Nonprofits across the state, many budgeting on a shoe-string, must figure out how to cover a higher minimum wage when revenues are, at best, flat, the Press & Sun Bulletin reports. Read more.
No one testified on nursing home during public meeting, minutes show: For all the controversy surrounding the city's lifting of a deed restriction that allowed a health care facility on Manhattan's Lower East Side to become a luxury condo development, the meeting where the proposal was heard was sparsely attended and anticlimactic, Politico NY writes. Read more.
Victims of domestic violence and spousal abandonment in N.Y. to get access to Obamacare: Cuomo is expected to announce a new policy that gives victims of domestic violence and spousal abandonment the ability to obtain insurance coverage beyond the normal enrollment period, the Daily News reports. Read more.
Transit advocates want MetroCard discount for low-income New Yorkers: The Riders Alliance, joined by city Controller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James, launched a "Fair Fares" campaign to get Mayor de Blasio and lawmakers to create a program for half-price MetroCards for an estimated 800,000 residents living below the poverty line who would be eligible to participate, the New York Daily News writes. Read more.
Federal prosecutors cast a wider net in New York City Hall inquiry: While it remains unclear what the focus of the investigation may be, Mayor Bill de Blasio has ties to nearly everyone involved in an ongoing federal probe into possible corruption involving the mayor’s fundraising, The New York Times writes. Read more.
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HSC's NYS Executive Budget Statement:
"The FY17 spending plan includes some significant victories for the State's workforce and for the human services sector: A phased-in minimum wage increase that will raise the wage floor for most workers to $15 per hour by 2020, along with a generous paid family leave plan; an additional $50 million for the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program ("NICIP"); and Departure from Governor's proposal to shift Medicaid costs and other liabilities from the State to New York City." Read HSC's budget statement here.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* De Blasio defended his fundraising activities on Sunday after reports surfaced about a federal investigation, and said neither he nor his aides have been contacted by investigators, The Wall Street Journal writes. Read more.
* Even after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new laws raising the minimum wage and instituting 12 weeks of paid family leave, business owners in New York City have continued to support him, although it’s different upstate, the Journal reports. Read more.
* Joseph D’Amico, who resigned from his post atop the state police last week, was unhappy that Cuomo repeatedly urged him to put a state trooper barracks in New York City, the New York Post writes. Read more.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Innovative addiction help center to open on South Shore: Carl's House, a non-profit drug addiction help center on Veterans Road West in Rossville, set to open next month, will offer resources for addicts and family members, providing information on where to find local and national treatment centers, the Staten Island Advance reports. Read more.
Innovation lab job placement center opens in Industry City: A new employment center at Sunset Park's Industry City could help locals find a job in one of the hundreds of businesses based in the massive complex or along the waterfront, DNAinfo writes. Read more.
Nonprofit OpCon is taking place June 9th at Baruch College. This event will focus on streamlining operations and processes for New York’s nonprofit organizations. We will have a full day of sessions with topics on technology, finance, risk assessment, hiring talent, output versus outcome, real estate and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to join executive leadership from New York’s nonprofits. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. For more details or to RSVP, please click here.
For the first time, New York Nonprofit Media celebrates Front-Line Heroes in the nonprofit community on April 26, 2016 at 8:00am at New York Law School. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of the 25 honorees who exhibit the traits of a Front-Line Hero: a committed, innovative behind-the-scenes human service practitioner, leader and advocate for change in New York. To place congratulatory ads, buy VIP tables, or view our current list of winners, please click here.
The Role of Business in K-12 Education: May 19th, Hunter College - City & State Reports presents a one-day, high-impact conference that will explore how businesses, foundations and nonprofits can have a tangible, positive effect on K-12 education. Stanley Litow of IBM; Dale Russakoff, author of “The Prize”; and Lisa Belzberg of PENCIL present. Early bird and nonprofit rates available. Register now.
SECTOR FOCUS: HIGHER EDUCATION
Governor Cuomo nominates Bill Thompson and Fernando Ferrer to CUNY Board of Trustees: Thompson has been nominated to replace outgoing Chair Benno Schmidt, who was originally appointed to CUNY’s Board in 1999 and has served as its Chair since 2003. "Bill brings a tremendous diversity of experience to this role – in both the public and private sectors, and as a former President of the New York City Board of Education. Fernando is eminently qualified from his work serving the people of New York, and I believe he will also be a strong addition to CUNY," Cuomo said. Read more.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. – New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez holds a press conference to call on presidential candidates to address disparities in STEM education for girls and black and Latino students, 165th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.
1 p.m. – New York City Council Committees on Aging and Civil Service and Labor hold joint meeting to address the needs of informal caregivers, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.