Laura Nahmias

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

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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

 
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Cahill calls for ‘review’ of Rockefeller drug reforms

The Republican Attorney General candidate said the 2009 Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms, widely hailed by civil rights leaders, had hampered prosecutors ability to go after people distributing heroin. 

Oct. 21, 2014

 
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DiNapoli report finds decrease in welfare enrollment

The average number of New Yorkers receiving public assistance each month has declined for the first time in five years, according to a new report issued by the state comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows. 

Oct. 21, 2014

 
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Ambulatory health care outpaces other industries

In New York state, 22,000 of the 120,500 new private sector jobs created between September 2013 and September 2014 were in health care provided outside a hospital.

Oct. 20, 2014

 
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Senators question state’s Ebola readiness

At a Senate Health Committee hearing on the state's Ebola preparations, health officials detailed widespread fear among health care workers and a potential shortage of the protective gear workers would need to care for sick patients. 

Oct. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo ramps up Ebola prep, urges calm

State officials will begin running practice drills with actors in the New York City subway system

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Cuomo receives award from conservative tax group

Group, which administration once chided, cites state's recent reduction in corporate tax rates

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Cuomo book-signing draws protesters and some fans

Fracking opponents at Barnes & Noble, inside and out

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Medicaid waiver players raise regulatory concern

Concerns that cooperation could violate antitrust laws

Oct. 16, 2014

 
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Hochul, Quinn meet with students on sexual assault

The meeting in Manhattan was held, in part, to promote Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Party

Oct. 15, 2014