Director David Cowan presents Pricele$$, Habitat Media’s new documentary which sheds light on the corridors in our nation’s Capitol to reveal how campaign money from deep-pocket special interests can influence both the electoral process and national policy.
Featuring testimonies from lawmakers, lobbyists, veterans, and students, Pricele$$ offers a behind-the-scenes look at why some of nation’s most basic policies are so out of date, and what can be done to fix them.
Governor Cuomo has formed an education reform commission that will help determine the future of our state’s public schools. The commission is holding a hearing and we need to make sure that we chime in and make our voices heard.
Please join us on Wednesday, August 8th, at the Binghamton University Engineering Science Building at 12:30 for a press conference, and then stick around after for the public hearing.
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As part of their Mid-Hudson Valley 99% campaign, members of community groups including Citizen Action of New York, Community Voices Heard Power, Working Families Organization and Worker Justice Action, joined workers across the country today as part of a national day of action to raise the minimum wage.
Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, as of today, big insurance companies will be refunding individuals and businesses in New York State $86.5 million. The ACA includes a provision that requires insurers to spend 85% of large-group premiums and 80% of small-group and individual premiums on clinical services and quality improvement. If they don’t spend enough on care, the insurer must refund the difference. That $86.5 million will be divided up like this: