N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Gov. Christie’s Budget Expected To Include Medicaid Cuts

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be unveiling his budget next week, and it seems inevitable that he plans on making cuts in Medicaid, the program that helps the poor get medical services.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Strikes First At NY Special Interests

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

AP Source: Cuomo Weighs School Aid, Medicaid Cuts

Sources tell The Associated Press that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering cuts of 2 to 3 percent in school aid and in Medicaid, while proposing as many as 10,000 state layoffs.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks in the Hall of Governors at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Gov. Cuomo Livid About ‘Sham’ Budget Process

There was a dramatic revelation from Gov. Cuomo on Monday – there have been secret budget rules that for decades have padded funding for special interests and helped push state finances into the red.


Cigarette smoking

Conn. Coalition Seeks Smoking Help For Needy

An anti-smoking organization is pushing for Connecticut’s Medicaid program to offer services that help needy clients kick the habit.


Andrew Cuomo (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo’s Medicaid Task Force Sets Public Meetings

The so-called Medicaid Redesign Team is charged with finding ways to rein in the cost of the program without sacrificing the quality of care. It’s to report back to Cuomo by March 1.


Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cuomo Names Doctor As Next NY Health Commissioner

Shah is an internist at Bellevue Hospital Center, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.


Nursing home

Study: Nursing Home Costs Up Twice Inflation Rate

A new study by Met Life has found that the cost of nursing homes and assisted living nationwide went up more than twice the rate of inflation in the past year.


HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo,  Charles Barron of the Freedom Party,  Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Kristen Davis of the Anti-Prohibition Party and Warren Redlich of the Libertarian Party, during the debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp-Pool/Getty Images)

N.Y. Gov ‘Debate’ Turns Into Comedy Central

Cuomo hearkened to a time past when he said New York state government was considered a model for others. Paladino, meanwhile, said the government didn’t just need tweaking, but a major overhaul.


Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

Exclusive: Mystery Mosque Money Man In Medicaid Fix

There were new revelations Tuesday about the mysterious money man behind the purchase of the so-called ground zero mosque, as two high-ranking politicians call for an investigation on the source of the money.