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June 13, 2017
"Today we're here calling upon the governor and the Division of Budget to establish a wage parity by providing these direct care workers and child welfare agencies the same 3.25% increase as was provided for other direct care workers in January of 2018 and another 3.25% for direct care and clinical staff in April of 2018. These extraordinary individuals, hardworking, are charged with insuring the health and safety and wellbeing of tens of thousands of our most precious and most vulnerable children and youth across the state," said Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee at a press conference held in support of Direct Care for Foster Care.