Murphy, with latest Cabinet picks, vows to fight federal cuts to safety net programs

Read this article as it originally appeared on politico.com on Jan. 4, 2018

By KATIE JENNINGS

EWING — Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said Wednesday that New Jersey “must help lead the fight” against attempts by congressional Republicans to cut funding for safety net programs as he announced his nominations to lead the state agencies that serve low-income children, families, seniors, and people with physical and developmental disabilities.

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Gov.-elect Murphy must prioritize disability community in 2018

This op-ed originally appeared in NJSpotlight.com on Nov. 22, 2017

By Kevin Casey

For the governor-elect to recognize that people with disabilities are a primary constituent base is a first critical step

Kevin_Casey.jpegThere is likely no limit to the amount of advice that Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is receiving as he prepares his administration to take over in January.

But among the many people jockeying for attention, I believe his ear should be bent in the direction of his largest constituent base in New Jersey. Not teachers. Not law enforcement. Not organized labor.

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WCTC: Kevin Casey with the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities

WCTC AM 1450 radio host Burt Barron talks to the New Jersey Development Council's Kevin Casey to discuss the impact of Medicaid cuts on the state's most vulnerable population.

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OP-ED: No Government Shutdown for now, but Medicaid remains at risk

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By Kevin Casey

The fight to preserve Medicaid is far from over. In fact, it is just beginning

While federal lawmakers avoided a government shutdown this fall, the next budget battle is just months away. Because Congress approved only a short-term fix, leaders will need to once again negotiate a spending plan and the debt ceiling.

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OP-ED: Medicaid Cuts Would Devastate People with Lifelong Disabilities in NJ

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By Stephanie A. Pratico

Medicaid provides the resources for people with disabilities to live independently, with strong, ongoing supports, to ensure the best possible life for every person.

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