New York senators have begun examining last year's financial failure of the insurance cooperative Health Republic, hearing from hospitals and doctors who say they've got $200 million or more in unpaid bills and want the state to step in.
In advance of his combined State of the State and budget address next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo is releasing details of his 2016 executive agenda. On Tuesday, he announced that he would fully fund the state’s Environmental Protection Fund at $300 million. It’s a move that’s being praised by a diversity of groups across the state.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed boosting New York's environmental protection fund by $123 million, increasing available money to buy land and conservation easements, protect farmland, fight invasive species and revive waterfronts.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won’t be giving his State of the State speech for another week, but he has already begun laying out his 2016 agenda. Monday he held a rally to raise the minimum wage for all New York workers to $15 an hour.