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Mental Health Advocates Push Passage of Timothy's Law

Mental health advocates are hoping that the New York State Senate will approve Timothy's Law when the Senate returns next week for a one-day session. The legislation extends health care benefits for people with mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Schumer Reacts to Bush Medicare Plan

Reacting to President Bush's Medicare Drug Plan unveiled earlier this week, Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference to detail a package of legislation that would help reduce the price of prescription durgs. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

GE Strike Looms In Fort Edward

General Electric's factories in Fort Edward and Schenectady are facing their first national strike in more than thirty years. GE's largest unions - representing some twenty thousand workers - say they'll stage a two-day protest next week. As Brian Mann reports, local businesses worry that a longer dispute could follow.  Go to full article

New Budget Would Borrow From Environment and Healthcare Funds

The new state budget framework includes plan to borrow from funds meant for the environment and health care in order to balance the state's budget. Groups that benefit from those funds aren't happy with this arrangement. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Health Care for Women

The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Unions & HMOs Lead NY Lobbying

The annual report by the state lobbying commission finds that health care groups and the unions dominated the list of the top ten highest spending lobbyists in New York last year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Funding Act Favors NYC, Critics Charge

Testimony at a New York State budget hearing focused on the recently approved health care funding act. Questions were raised abvout the plans' financing and whether it would hurt healthcare on Long Island, in Westchester and in Upstate, New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Health Care Package Numbers "Don't Add Up"

Budget experts say they're confused by the numbers in the healthcare package past shortly after midnight Wednesday. Governor Pataki says he's not concerned by the charges. He says the multi-year multi-billion dollar package will bring may good things to many New Yorkers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Passes Health Care Initiative

The New York state legislature has passed a major health care initiative pushed by Governor Pataki and backed by the influential union representing hospital workers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Smokers to Give Health Care Workers a Raise

Governor Pataki will soon present the legislature with a controversial plan that would use money from an increased cigarette tax and other sources to fund raises for health care workers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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