CVS Caremark Awarded Health Care Contract

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.

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/jan14/012314a.htm

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NYC Health Care Union That Backed de Blasio, Mark-Viverito Wields New Clout

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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/health-care-union-emerges-powerhouse-article-1.1576786

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Gov. Cuomo Signs ‘Lauren’s Law’ In Effort To Boost Number Of Organ Donors

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

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/10/04/gov-cuomo-signs-laurens-law-in-effort-to-boost-number-of-organ-donors/

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In Albany, Clinton Praises New York And On-Bill Financing

“This on-bill financing is a very big deal that I think every region should maximize,” he said, adding the provision hasn’t gotten the publicity it deserves

http://www.capitaltonight.com/2011/09/in-albany-clinton-praises-new-york-and-on-bill-financing/

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Lobby dollars and a dream

Genting, remaking Aqueduct, spends freely on lobbyists in bid to change constitution

https://secure.timesunion.com/ASPStories/Story.asp?storyID=1062352&newsdate=7/31/2011&BCCode=MBTA

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DiNapoli: Construction Company Padded Contracts by More Than a Quarter Million Dollars

A Suffolk County contractor overbilled the state by more than $272,000 for emergency construction jobs, a joint investigation by Inspector General Joseph Fisch and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has concluded. The findings, detailed in a 15-page report released today, were forwarded to the State Attorney General’s office for possible criminal prosecution.

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/dec10/122810a.htm

Next Up For Cuomo: Hiring A Secretary (Chatter Edition)

November 3, 2010 - City Hall
by By Edward-Isaac Dovere

And so, as Team Cuomo gathers for its first meeting with the now governor-elect on Wednesday at 10 a.m., the parlor game that has quietly been underway for months begins in earnest. Who will the man so obsessively guarded that he was his own political consultant and campaign manager trust to run his administration—a job that, given the size of the state and breadth of its government, is necessarily somewhat autonomous and even occasionally operating without his knowledge?

http://www.cityhallnews.com/newyork/article-1649-next-up-for-cuomo-hiring-a-secretary-%28chatter-edition%29.html

Off to the races - Officials break ground at Aqueduct

November 1, 2010 - Queens Courier
by Steve Mosco

A new era of New York horse racing began at Aqueduct Racino as hundreds gathered for the official groundbreaking on Thursday, October 28.

The project – Resorts World New York – gives the city its first-ever casino, right in South Ozone Park, and is expected to generate $300 million in annual revenue for the state. Genting New York, the developer behind the Queens racetrack, plans to install 1,600 Video Lottery Terminals by the end of March, with the casino becoming fully operational in 18 months.


http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2010/11/01/news/top_stories/doc4ccec5e499062342048148.txt

Paterson leads groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited Aqueduct casino

November 1, 2010 - YourNabe.com
by Connor Adams Sheets

The “racino” project at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park ceremonially broke ground after nine years of false starts and planning Thursday morning, attracting a slew of local leaders and union construction workers.

Actual construction work will begin on the project in about 30 days, but Gov. David Paterson led a group of stakeholders in the project in a ceremonial demolition, during which participants each broke a slab of rock with rubber hammers.

“With today’s groundbreaking, New York continues its confident march out of recession and back to prosperity and job growth,” Paterson said.

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2010/10/28/queens/doc4cc9f029dd7ab579772492.txt

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