Laura Nahmias

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

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Regulations outline medical marijuana program

It will take at least another year for marijuana to get to patients, state officials said

6:01 p.m.

 
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State releases medical marijuana regulations

Outlining the process for distribution of the drug and in what forms the drugs can be used

1:10 p.m.

 
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For New York casinos, less is more

State makes strategic decision not to include Orange County in an already worrying scenario

5:23 a.m.

 
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Gural: Southern Tier ‘screwed’ by casino decision

Casino owner says it's not about him

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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State casino board settles on three developers

The casino’s plans have been the focus of an intense battle in Tyre

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo: State can’t lose with casinos

Hours before the state is expected to announce casino licenses, Cuomo emphasized that casino operators are gambling on the success of possible casinos using private, and not state funds. 

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Cost of Hepatitis C drug means major state Medicaid spend

Sovaldi costs program more than any other drug 

Dec. 17, 2014

 
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Cuomo signs bill to ban pet tattoos

“People can choose to tattoo or pierce their own bodies, but their pets do not enjoy that same luxury,” the bill's sponsor Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal said. 

Dec. 15, 2014

 
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Insurers raise concerns over new transgender treatment rule

They fear the new state requirement could add to their costs

Dec. 11, 2014

 
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State to require insurers to cover transgender treatment

Would cover medically necessary treatments for gender dysphoria

Dec. 11, 2014