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Rally urges more funds for people working with developmentally disabled

December 15, 2016 06:14 PM

GLENS FALLS - A rally in Glens Falls Thursday urged the state to come up with more money for people who work with the developmentally disabled. It was dubbed "bFair2DirectCare."

The rally called on Governor Cuomo to put more money in the state budget for these care providers.

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"This is about quality of life. This is about helping people with developmental disabilities live a quality of life in their community and without these supports, without these people who provide these supports that's simply not possible," explained Michael Seereiter with the NYS Rehabilitation Association.

The group wants the governor to add $45 million to the budget to increase wages for not-for-profit direct care workers.

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