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New Health Care Law May Soon Be Putting Money In Your Pocket

It’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.

03/15/2012

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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.

12/22/2011

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Millions Spent On Lobbyists Over NY Soda Tax

The 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.

03/05/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

AP: AG Cuomo, Lobbyist Agree To Pension Ban

Andrew 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.

12/08/2010