New Health Care Law May Soon Be Putting Money In Your PocketIt’s a little known provision of the new national health care law: insurance companies that don’t spend patients' money wisely have to pay a penalty. They'll have to refund $1.4 billion to nine million consumers this summer, including many in the Tri-State Area.
Court Upholds NYC's Campaign Finance Law Over Lobbyists' Challenge"This is a victory for individual New Yorkers and clean government and clean campaign finance," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Millions Spent On Lobbyists Over NY Soda TaxThe American Beverage Association reportedly led lobbying in the state with nearly $13 million and helped defeat an effort to put a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.
AP: AG Cuomo, Lobbyist Agree To Pension BanAndrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he reached a settlement with one of Albany's most influential lobbyists that would ban her from appearing before the state comptroller for five years.

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