Laura Nahmias

Audit finds city misspent $183 million in Sandy hospital funds:

Money used for 'unreasonable and unnecessary expenses,' according to feds

Bio: Laura Nahmias reports on politics for Capital's Albany bureau.

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Audit finds city misspent $183 million in Sandy hospital funds

Money used for 'unreasonable and unnecessary expenses,' according to feds

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Lawmakers write to Cuomo for Hard Rock casino

The Albany-area lawmaker says Hard Rock's Rensselaer County proposal would help where economic growth is constrained by the high percentage of tax exempt property. 

Nov. 21, 2014

 
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Visiting Nurse Services C.E.O. to resign

Visiting Nurse Services of New York is one of the state's largest home care providers but it's run into problems in recent years, and was the subject of both federal and state investigations into its Medicaid practices. 

Nov. 20, 2014

 
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Activists pressure state on cost of Hep C drug

The activists are hoping the state's Medicaid program will make the newly-approved drug available to all people infected with Hepatitis C, rather than restricting it to only some patients in part because of the drug's cost. 

Nov. 20, 2014

 
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Medicaid inspector general to leave Cuomo administration

The state is already advertising for a replacement on Monster.com

Nov. 19, 2014

 
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State to ban pet turtles in day care, tighten rules for naptime

Would also ban day care employees from using cell phones

Nov. 19, 2014

 
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Gaming commission: No casino decision this week

State casino siting board chairman Kevin Law said the state's decision on how to award casino licenses would be made at a later meeting, and not this Friday.  

Nov. 18, 2014

 
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Lawsky settles with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for $315M

The bank had pressured its consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to sanitize communications with regulators about the bank’s transactions in Iran, Sudan, Myanmar and other countries under sanction.

Nov. 18, 2014

 
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State inks ‘quality control’ contract for marijuana program

The $644,000 contract with tech consulting group NYSTEC was approved by state comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Nov. 18, 2014

 
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Medicaid data shows high city admission rates for preventable illness

Rate of children on Medicaid admitted for asthma in 2012 was 425 per every 100,000 members

Nov. 18, 2014