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Bypassing science on mammograms

A bill requiring health plans to cover 3-D mammography is a classic case of healthcare politics rushing ahead of medical science.

50 by…whenever

Gov. Cuomo's Clean Energy Standard is proving to be more about bailing out nuclear plants than promoting renewables.

Deadline? What deadline?

New York's governor and Legislature once again have ignored a decade-old law designed to foster a "quick start" of the state budget-making process.