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  • Poll shows Andrew Cuomo still leading Republican challenger by 35 percent

    LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo still leads his Republican challenger Rob Astorino by a margin of 35 percent. However, the poll also shows that Cuomo’s constituents aren’t exactly thrilled with his job performance either. Siena College on...

  • New York attorney general settles with health insurer over mental health denials

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Thursday with a Schenectady-based health insurer to resolve allegations of widespread violations of mental health parity laws. MVP Health Care, through its behavioral health...

  • 5 Bernie Madoff ex-workers convicted in case's first trial

    NEW YORK — Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted of conspiracy Monday to cap a six-month trial in which they were accused of enriching themselves while telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that cheated investors of billions of dollars. The...

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New York auditors say storm equipment unaccounted for

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Nearly half of the $1.2 million in equipment purchased by the state to keep polling stations open after Superstorm Sandy wasn't received, recovered later or disposed of properly, New York auditors reported Friday. In the first of several audits examining the state's storm...

  • Seven New York McDonald's franchises settle labor law allegations

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a settlement worth close to $500,000 on Tuesday with seven Manhattan-based McDonald’s restaurant franchises and their owner for allegedly violating labor laws. The McDonald’s...

  • NY settles with insurer over mental health claims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general says an insurer covering more than 500,000 people has agreed to reform its handling of behavioral health claims, cover residential treatment and charge its lower primary care co-payment for outpatient mental health and addiction treatment. The...

  • NY official says Marketwired to limit trader sales

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Business information company Marketwired will stop selling high-frequency traders direct feeds of the information it distributes for clients, the company said Wednesday. Toronto-based Marketwired said it will continue to provide "full and fair, simultaneous disclosure of...

  • NY coke plant fined $12.5 million for polluting

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An industrial plant's environmental manager has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined $20,000 for his role in illegal releases of the carcinogen benzene into the air and improper handling of hazardous sludge. Mark Kamholz was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in...

  • Fast stock trades probed in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has begun investigating split-second stock trading by high-frequency traders and is asking the exchanges to end them. Calling them "unfair" at the expense of other investors, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says federal and other state...

  • Report: New York has highest average taxes at $9,718, New Jersey at $8,830

    As Tax Day approaches in just one month, a new report finds a huge divide between tax rates throughout the 50 states, with New Yorkers the most heavily burdened with an average bill of $9,718, 40 percent higher than the national average. WalletHub provided Secrets with its “2014 Report on...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

  • The Left versus minorities and charter schools

    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political Left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far-Left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding,...

  • Liam Neeson uses his 'particular set of skills' to take on Bill De Blasio's horse-drawn carriage ban

    Liam Neeson is a badass, okay? You know it, I know it — it’s a fact of life. The man kicked Batman’s butt, taught Obi-Wan Kenobi everything he knew, commanded the gods of Mount Olympus and killed, like, half of Paris. On Saturday, Neeson taught President Obama how to deal with Vladimir...

  • Which side of charter-school fight hates minority children?

    Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We'd be hearing that Republicans "hate" the poor.



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