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In response to a visit by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, more than 30 people gathered outside the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Binghamton to protest his policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a natural gas drilling process.
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Governor Cuomo is spending some of his $33 million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.
The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.
Guest Post by Lauren Tobias, Director of Policy for Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) children may stay on their parent’s health insurance until age 26. But, youth who age out of the foster care system may not have that option. Luckily, the ACA allows former foster care youth who were on Medicaid at the time of discharge to remain in Medicaid until 26, regardless of income. This provision took effect January 1, 2014.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed his 2014 New York State Budget. In it there are massive tax breaks proposed for the richest New Yorkers and terrible cuts to New York’s public schools, social services and programs for children, elderly, the disabled, veterans and the poor.These cuts affect us all, but hurt communities of color disproportionately.