Cuomo Cites Agency Gains For Disabled In Veto
Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.
Cuomo says the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities keeps improving its process, that the legislation largely duplicates what's happening, and the issue should have been addressed in the budget.
Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg says he hopes it will be part of the upcoming budget, adding that Cuomo's funding proposal for this year didn't provide enough money and the roll-out of the so-called "front door process" was bungled, thereby delaying services.
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