Laura Nahmias

Bharara: Silver's bid to dismiss charges should be denied:

Motion 'relies on distortions and omissions..." the U.S. Attorney wrote

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

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Bharara: Silver’s bid to dismiss charges should be denied

Motion 'relies on distortions and omissions..." the U.S. Attorney wrote

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A.G. announces restitution for victims of Snuggie scam

An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General's office found the marketing company that sells Snuggies, Magic Mesh and Perfect Brownie Pans had misled customers about its deals, often significantly overcharging them. Under a new settlement, the company, Allstar Marketing, will be required to reform its sales practices and pay $8 million, $7.5 million of which will go toward restitution.  

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Slow start for ambitious state Medicaid initiative

Just a few hundred participate in reform program

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State may require out-of-network coverage from insurers

Provision is part of a new state law that takes effect April 1

Mar. 4, 2015

 
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A.G.: Charity telemarketers keep more than half

Report shows less than $150 M. of $350 M. raised actually gets to charities

Mar. 4, 2015

 
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The hidden health tax that brought down a speaker

How New York's hospitals—and political leaders—got hooked on a little-known surcharge

Mar. 3, 2015

 
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Losing casino bids hindered by debt, bats, bankruptcy

A report by the state's Gaming Facilities Location Board explained a variety of reasons why bidders failed to secure casino licenses when the board decided which facilities would receive licenses last year. 

Feb. 27, 2015

 
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Casino siting board defends ‘thankless’ decision

Board members brace for another round of bids

Feb. 27, 2015

 
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Plan for construction of new hospital in Brooklyn on hold

Medicaid director says state needs to assess community reaction before replacing Brookdale Hospital

Feb. 26, 2015

 
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Cuomo: Albany lacks ‘appetite’ for paid family leave

Governor keeps focus on Women's Equality Act

Feb. 25, 2015