Measure could create some 100 jobs and increase education revenue

A provision in the state budget gives New York's racinos the green light to offer an expanded array of electronic gaming featuring elements of "skill" at video lottery terminal facilities.


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Advocate Community Partners was the highlight of yesterday’s meeting of the panel tasked with reviewing the DSRIP project scores for 25 Performing Provider Systems. The group is the only physician-led PPS of the bunch.



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New York State may once again become in play in presidential elections after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would join New York into a compact with other states to select the president by popular vote instead of the Electoral College, a bill that quietly passed the state Senate and Assembly last month. NY1's Zack Fink filed the following report.

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that adds New York to the list of states that have joined National Popular Vote compact. Under this interstate agreement, member states will award their electoral votes for president to the candidate that receives a majority of the national popular vote.



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Advocates thank lawmakers for measures to boost interest in Donate Life Registry they hope will boost New York's worst-in-the-nation sign-up rate.

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The New York Legislature approved a bill that would award the state's presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote, if enough states agree to do the same.

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Comptroller DiNapoli approved an $8.3 billion Empire Plan contract to provide prescription benefits to state and local government employees with CVS Caremark through 2018.

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The SEIU-1199 has restored its reputation as a political powerhouse in the city after helping to secure the election of the city’s two most powerful officials.

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In an effort to encourage more New Yorkers to become organ donors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed “Lauren’s Law.”


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A bill (S.00270) requiring that hospitals perform a test to find congenital heart defects in newborn infants was passed by the Senate last Wednesday, sending the proposed law to the governor's desk.

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Gold, Melissa. “The List: Lobbying Firms (Ranked by 2012 compensation).” The Business Review [Albany] 10-16 May 2013: 24. Print.

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A casino that opened a year ago at the fading Aqueduct horse racing track in Queens has emerged as the country’s highest-grossing slot parlor, helping to reshape the gambling landscape in the Northeast as patrons chose less opulent, more local casinos instead of traditional gambling meccas in Atlantic City and Connecticut.

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June 20th 2012
The New York State Legislature passed a measure on Wednesday aimed at increasing the low number of organ donors in the state by encouraging driver’s license applicants to make an active choice about their donation status. If the bill is signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York will become the second state, along with California, to make such a change in its donor registration process.


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