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The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies wants to see more money for human services if the minimum wage goes up to $15 an hour. Jennifer Jones Austin, executive director of the organization, joins us to talk more about that and other issues facing non-profits.

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Seventeen different groups have now joined Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide 12 weeks of paid leave to workers in New York who need to time to care of children or family members.

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The Division of Student Affairs and the NYU MLK week 2016 committee members presented the highlight of this year’s MLK week with the university-wide event under the theme “There Comes A Time.”

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The plans that Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out in his State of the State address and budget lack the details and funding to make them a reality, nonprofit leaders told New York Nonprofit Media. Many expressed optimism that the hurdles could be cleared and were generally happy with the governor’s direction, but warned that poor planning and underfunding could derail his well-intentioned initiatives. -

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New York City’s lowest wage workers are getting a raise. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce on Wednesday he plans to raise the minimum wage for city workers to $15 an hour by 2018.

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