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New York lawmakers set to raise pay for home care workers

Feb 07, 2022 1:45 pm

Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that 84 Assemblymembers and 39 State Senators are backing a bill to boost wages for home care workers. There are 12 Republicans on that list, making it one of the most bipartisan proposals in Albany. “There is a real shortage of home care workers because more and more people can't go into that line of work," said Assemblyperson Richard Gottfried, the lead sponsor of the legislation. "We need to enact fair pay for home care so home care workers can be adequately paid, so people can get the care they need without either having to go into a nursing home or forcing a member of the family to give up their career.” Gov. Kathy Hochul raised the issue in her State of the State address last month, so the bill should see little resistance this year. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.

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