NYEC Federal Policy Roundup (2/25/22)

This Week’s Update Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: If confirmed, she would be the first Supreme Court Justice to have worked as a public defender – and the first Justice since Thurgood Marshall with significant experience defending (rather than prosecuting) criminal defendants. She also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission during a time…

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NYEC Federal Policy Roundup (2/14/22)

BBB: We’ve been hearing that anything branded BBB is unlikely to pass. This article in Politico indicates that the BBB bill is dead but that reconciliation may still be a vehicle to move some of these ideas forward.  If there is a smaller package, pieces we care about may be included in some way. Sen. Manchin…

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NYEC Federal Policy 2021 End-of-Year Roundup

2021 feels less like its own year than any I can remember, more a continuation of 2020 and our ongoing struggle to reckon with the pandemic than anything new in itself. I am grateful to have done this work with you. We accomplished a lot, in spite of a lot of barriers. The biggest thing…

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NYEC Member Spotlight: Breaktime Secures Historic $40M Investment for Opportunity Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BREAKTIME, I HAVE A FUTURE SECURE HISTORIC $40 MILLION INVESTMENT IN JOBS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH On Tuesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives allocated $40 million in ARPA funds for the state’s youth employment program, YouthWorks. This is an historic, record-breaking allocation of funds toward employment programs for at-risk youth, and two MA…

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