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Albany, NY  |  The Desmond Hotel  |  August 2 & 3, 2014

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A rumble in the courts


Guest post: Jessie Kavanagh, Health Policy Intern at Community Service Society of New York

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Now is your chance to oppose health plan premium rate hikes!


Guest post: Sarah Fishman, Intern at Raising Women’s Voices – New York
Have you recently received a letter from your health insurance company about a rate increase for next year? Don’t panic! This is only a proposed rate increase that must be reviewed by state officials, and you have the right to weigh in on whether it should be approved or not.

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Exchange Stakeholder Meeting Puts Spotlight on Health Disparities

Guest Blogger: Bob Cohen, Esq.; Policy Director, Citizen Action of New York

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Guest Viewpoint: Public campaign financing is answer

Press & Sun-Bulletin | July 19, 2014 | Op-ed by Amy Fleming

Corruption rears its ugly head again in Albany.
Sen. Tom Libous joins the other 34 members and representatives in Albany who have been       tainted, charged, indicted and arrested for alleged conduct unbecoming a public servant. We all know the problems. They make headlines and catch media attention.
Are there solutions? Yes. What don’t we know? How we can shake the lethargy and the apathy to rally the troops and the political will to demand them?

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The health of 8 million children

The Alliance for Health Reform and Kaiser Family Foundation held a briefing on Monday about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP provides quality health coverage for over 8 million kids – including nearly 500,000 in New York under Child Health Plus.

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Astorino Encounters Protestors in Owego

WICZ | July 16, 2014 | Staff Report

Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino made big  statements today at a press conference outside of Binghamton City Hall, calling for regional debates with Governor Cuomo.
He wants to debate issues like taxes and fracking. Last night Asterino spoke out at a rally in front of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York in Owego where anti-frackers were present.

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ROB ASTORINO CALLS FRACKING A “GREAT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY”

WSKG | July 16, 2014 | Column by Matt Richmond

Courtesy of Rob Astorino

 
New York Republican candidate Rob Astorino and his running mate Christopher Moss were in Owego yesterday, speaking to a group of about 200 pro-fracking supporters.
Astorino delivered his stump speech flanked by American flags and signs that read “Natural Gas Now” and “Give our Families a Future.”

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Southern Tier Residents Demand Astorino Take a Second Look at Hydrofracking

Time Warner Cable News | July 16, 2014 | Column by Emily Lorsch
TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. — Anti-fracking protesters believe gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino needs to take a second look at scientific research and change his stance on natural gas exploration.
“We’re here to bring attention to the fact that he is not being truthful with his representation of fracking and that it’s making people sick,” said Isaac Silberman-Gorn, Citizen Action community organizer.

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