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NY: Avella and Hevesi Bill Expanding Protections for New York’s Foster Children Passes Legislature (Press release)
Epoch Times – September 04, 2017
As the New York State Legislature’s 2017 Legislative Session came to an end in June, a piece of legislation (S4833-A/A7554-A) introduced by Senator Tony Avella (S.D. 11) and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (A.D. 28) to amend the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) to expand the definition of “relative guardian” to include additional adults with close relationships to the foster child unanimously passed both the Senate and Assembly.
Also: Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi rips Gov. Cuomo for ‘disingenuous’ spending cap that he says is ‘shortsighted’ and hurts the poor: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hevesi-rips-cuomo-2-cap-spending-hurts-poor-article-1.3468352