Laura Nahmias

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

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City officials brace for possible Ebola case

Several local reports said he was Craig Spencer, a 33-year old physician at Columbia University Medical Center

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Astorino criticizes Cuomo over possible Ebola case

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino slammed Governor Andrew Cuomo after reports that a man with symptoms of Ebola is now being treated at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. 

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Astorino calls for another televised debate

“People saw last night the angry Andrew. They saw that and I think people were uncomfortable in their chairs watching that debate at how angry he was,” Astorino said, noting that viewers wouldn’t have been able to see the governor’s reactions if the debate were on the radio.

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Senate Democrats net $408k in single day

The Senate Democratic Campaign committee received $408,300 in donations yesterday as aid in their effort to take the majority in the State Senate. 

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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As Schneiderman probes Airbnb, hotel industry donates

A.G. re-election campaign got more than $100,000 in weeks before release of results

 

Oct. 23, 2014

 
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Cahill ad blames Schneiderman for parole of convicted rapist

In a new ad, GOP attorney general candidate John Cahill highlights the actions of an attorney who petitioned for a convicted rapist's release from prison.

Oct. 22, 2014

 
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Two groups to study insurance options for undocumented

Two new United Hospital Fund grants will finance studies of how insurers could provide health coverage to undocumented immigrants, and explore reasons why younger undocumented immigrants eligible for state-subsidized coverage in New York don't enroll. 

Oct. 22, 2014

 
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Nurses union announces Senate, Assembly endorsements

NYSNA, which is seeking to grow its influence in Albany, announced support for candidates in a dozen races. 

Oct. 22, 2014

 
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Poll: Cuomo leads by 21, but unfavorables rise

Schneiderman and DiNapoli also have double-digit leads over their Republican opponents, according to a new Siena College poll

Oct. 22, 2014

 
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Cahill criticizes Schneiderman’s handling of Airbnb

'We need to be more proactive in working with those industries as opposed to doing subpoena dumps,' Cahill said at a press conference at the state Capitol

Oct. 21, 2014