May 08, 2013 — Congress is back to work on a new five year Farm Bill. The Senate passed one last year, but the House of Representatives couldn't agree on the size of cuts to the food stamp program and other issues.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says preserving food stamps is "a moral issue." And she says there's a way to pay for them. Go to full article
May 08, 2013 — Adirondack Health will host the second of two public meetings tonight on a controversial plan to convert the emergency room at its Lake Placid hospital to an urgent care center.
At the first meeting last week, representatives of the Saranac Lake-based hospital faced a hostile crowd. Many people said the change would leave the community vulnerable and put a strain on the emergency medical service system. Adirondack health officials say a decision could come at the end of the month. Go to full article
May 08, 2013 — A hearing by Senate Republicans on New York City's public campaign financing system was overshadowed by protests, as government reform groups and other members of the public were denied entry, and noisy protests ensued. Go to full article
May 08, 2013 — The state is one step closer to giving patients access to their medical information online. The e-Health Collaborative has announced nine finalists in their competition to... Go to full article