On Medicaid, Hochul’s Budget Departs from Cuomo Era
Hochul proposed raising the cap on Medicaid spending, which Cuomo created, and boosting reimbursement rates, which Cuomo cut.
While the United States Supreme Court seeks to restrict the government’s ability to regulate, the New York Court of Appeals is broadening it.
While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration.
New York imposes strict regulations on “segregated confinement.” What if it’s just called “confinement”?
The prison department doesn’t track overdose deaths in its custody. A New York Focus analysis found that the overdose death rate has tripled.
Recent legislation has sought to rein in medical debt collection. But the bills don’t stop lawsuits in the first place — and some patients decline care out of financial concern.
The Sheriffs’ Association lobbied against a bill to provide medication for opioid addiction in jails. Since it passed, they’ve failed to evaluate thousands of people for treatment.
County and municipal economic development agencies play a key role in New York’s wind and solar buildout — but some say it’s not their job.
A growing local faction is demanding that the IDA be dissolved.
A major wind and solar developer is defecting from industry ranks, arguing the state shouldn’t bail out struggling projects.