Take A Moment to Push for 8.5% COLA – It’s EASY!

January 26, 2023


NYS Council members,

Governor Hochul will release her SFY 2023-24 Executive Budget next Wednesday, February 1st.  The NYS Council  is one of 12 mental health and substance use disorder advocacy organizations working collaboratively to educate the Executive and Legislature on the need for an 8.5% COLA and $500 million rate adjustment for our sector in recognition of all the years when we did not receive a COLA.

In addition to our ongoing communication and meetings with the Administration, we are calling on all NYS Council members to use the link (below) tomorrow, Friday, January 27th to urge the Governor to include our two requests in her proposed budget.

We hope you will take a moment for this last minute push! Please feel free to forward to your staff, board, etc.  

Thank you in advance for your efforts!  

Click here to complete your information and submit a letter to Governor Hochul: https://naminys.quorum.us/campaign/44478/