April 8, 2017
"Although this is not a perfect budget, it does provide direct care workers will receive fair and competitive wages. There's also a six year plan to increase investment in public defense. There's one billion dollars for new supportive housing…. And of course I cannot reiterate more than any of my colleagues the importance of Raise the Age," said Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, explaining her support for the 2017-2018 New York State Budget which includes a measure that 'Raises the Age' of criminal responsibility in New York, invests in education and infrastructure and delivers tax relief for hard-working families.