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Weisenberg spearheads push for caregivers raise

Assemb. Harvey Weisenberg is organizing a rally Wednesday at the State Capitol to push for raises for “direct caregivers,” such as those who work in group homes for the developmentally disabled.

Weisenberg (D-Long Beach), whose son is disabled, said the workers “provide services to some of New York’s most vulnerable citizens.” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed keeping the workers’ pay flat...

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