Nov 21, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The advocacy group AARP says New York ranks among the worst states in providing support for unpaid caregivers for the elderly, and a looming population shift is expected to make matters worse.
The association says its legislative priorities for next year include measures to help the 4.1 million New Yorkers who provide an estimated $32 billion in unpaid care to loved ones. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2013 — Prescription drugs can get expensive, especially for people without health insurance. There are discount cards available at local government offices, but a lot of people don't know about them. As Zach Hirsch reports, United Way of Northern New York is working to change that. Go to full article
Nov 20, 2013 — A group of Republican lawmakers wants to delay the state's plan to close nine mental health centers in New York, including the psych center in Ogdensburg. State Senator Patty Ritchie is co-sponsoring a bill that would freeze the plan until 2015. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A ranking state legislator is urging the Cuomo administration to hold off on a plan to close state facilities that house mentally ill and disabled New... Go to full article
Nov 18, 2013 — Plastics are a part of modern life--they're in everything. Plastics are even in our skin care products. Exfoliating beads called microbeads in many facial scrubs are made... Go to full article
Nov 13, 2013 — New York State continues to have a higher percentage of children living in poverty than any other state. And that poverty can chase them through their entire lives. ... Go to full article
Nov 08, 2013 — A coalition of women's groups is relaunching the Women's Equality Act, which failed in the legislature earlier this year, with a new strategy that they say could help them... Go to full article