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Gov. Cuomo Should Not Jettison the "Spousal Refusal" Allowance in State's Medicaid Program

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Elizabeth Marquardt

Getting rid of the "spousal refusal" allowance will heartlessly force elderly New Yorkers to consider divorce in order to qualify their sick spouses for the care they need.

Taking Food From the Most Vulnerable Among Us Isn't a Budget Fix

Lucy Cabrera | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Lucy Cabrera

As the debate over budget cuts heat up in Washington, let's hope cooler heads prevail when it comes to supporting something as basic as food assistance for those in need.

If I Could Ask Andrew Cuomo a Question

Alan Singer | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In 1984, Mario Cuomo rejected tax cuts for the wealthy and programs that make the rich richer. My question is: when did you reject your father's philosophy and become a Tea Party Republican?

Band-Aid Budget

Gotham Gazette | Gotham Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Contrary to expectations, the new city budget does not include massive spending cuts or huge tax cuts. Good news -- or did officials just postpone the...