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Silver, Advocates Raise Concerns Over Cuomo's Disability Watchdog Legislation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

When Governor Cuomo introduced what he calls the Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs, he said it would establish the “strongest standards and practices in nation”. The new agency would employ a staff of special prosecutor and an inspector general to pursue allegations of abuse of the mentally and physically disabled in the care of the state. The bill would increase penalties for those convicted. It would also set up a 24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, and create a statewide database of workers convicted of abuse to prevent them from ever being hired again.

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WNYC News

Court Rejects Order for Mentally Ill Housing in NY

Friday, April 06, 2012

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a judge's order making the state provide apartments and small homes to thousands of mentally ill people, questioning the scope of the order and delaying a resolution to a controversy that even the court acknowledged will continue.

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WNYC News

U.S. Attorney Weighs In On The Lack of Wheelchair Accessible Cabs

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Disability rights groups said a rare move by the U.S Attorney in Manhattan will get them a step closer to bringing more accessible taxis to New York's streets.

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WNYC News

Officials Try to Put the Brakes on New Taxi of Tomorrow

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded Nissan a 10-year, $1 billion contract on Tuesday to produce the city's future yellow cabs — but some officials are already trying to put the brakes on production.

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