State-boosted contract funds lobbying by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The 1199 SEIU contract that the Cuomo administration subsidized with Medicaid money last year included a potentially nine-figure payment to the union's lobbying arm, which has spent millions on TV ads praising Governor Cuomo's health policies.

$2B delay planned for Medicaid by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

In a sign of a deepening state budget crisis, the Cuomo administration says it is planning to delay another $2 billion in Medicaid payments this coming spring, according to a recent report from the Budget Division.

Mid-year mystery by E.J. McMahon | NY Torch

Governor Cuomo has kept his perfect record of consistently ignoring the statutory deadline for issuing a mid-year financial plan update.

Who benefited from Medicaid hikes? by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A Cuomo administration analysis of its own Medicaid rate hike last fall appeared to show a disproportionate benefit for hospitals associated with the politically influential labor union 1199SEIU.

Offshore wind to soak upstate by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

Upstate electricity customers could shell out more than $1 billion to cover the state’s initial round of subsidies for offshore wind turbines, the Cuomo administration’s energy agency has now revealed.

Cuomo makes case against PLAs by Ken Girardin | NY Torch

In cutting the figurative ribbon on a big Capital Region highway project, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a convincing argument against his own policy of steering state work to building trade unions.
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